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Welcome To Myanmar

Myanmar is a great to visit at any time of the year. The seasons come and go, but Myanmar’s multifarious attractions endure throughout the year and are growing in popularity. The fascinations of Myanmar lie in the mysteries of its history, culture, pure religion, hidden archipelago. Whatever the reason for your visit to Myanmar, you can be sure of a welcome second to none and hospitality you will long remember.

Welcome to Myanmar.

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Easy ways to get Myanmar through the following airlines

Air China Air Asia Air India Air Bagan
ANA Bangkok Airways Biman Bangladesh Airlines China Airlines
China Eastern Airlines Cathay Dragon Emirates Himalaya Airlines
Hong Kong Express Jetstar Korean Air Malaysia Airlines
Myanmar Airways International Myanmar National Airlines Nok Air Novoair
Qatar Airways SilkAir Singapore Airlines Thai Airways International
Thai AirAsia Thai Lion Air Thai Smile Airways Vietnam Airlines

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Flight prices-estimated lowest prices in USD

Destination Estimated Cost  (USD)
Australia 608.00
Brunei 348.00
Cambodia 310.00
China 234.00
Fiji 1090.00
Hong Kong 272.00
India 398.00
Indonesia 212.00
Italy 1178.00
Destination Estimated Cost (USD)
Japan 368.00
Laos 335.00
Malaysia 120.00
New Zealand 645.00
Philippine 287.00
Singapore 136.00
South Korea 506.00
Taiwan 400.00
Thailand 80.00
Vietnam 119.00

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Myanmar VISA Information

Myanmar visas should be applied for before travelling, via the Myanmar Embassy of the respective country and e-VISA application.

A Myanmar visa allows you to enter the country via one of the three international airports (Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw), or by one of the three Thai-Myanmar border crossings (Tachileik; Myawaddy; Kawthaung and Htikee). A Tourist Visa allows the visitor to stay in Myanmar for 28 days.

Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Macao nationals have had visa exemptions from October 1, 2018. Nationals of six ASEAN countries (Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Laos and Cambodia) have a duration of stay lasting for 30 days, and Indonesia and Brunei nationals have 14 days of stay.

Chinese nationals need to obtain a visa before arrival in Myanmar as delegates do not qualify for the onsite Chinese business person visa. Malaysian citizens need a visa to enter Myanmar.

Holders of diplomatic and official passports do not require a visa for Myanmar for 30-90 days.

The latest Myanmar visa application information will be updated on the conference website www.woncaapryangoon2021.org

 

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Myanmar (Location)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, located in South-East Asia, is landmarked by Bandgladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand on the landward side, 1760 miles of the coast line is bounded on the west by the Bay of Bengal and on the south by the Andaman Sea. It stretches 2200 kilometres from north to south and 925 kilometres from east-west at its widest point. Myanmar covers an area of 676,578 square kilometres in which 653,508 square kilometres of land and 23,0707 square kilometres of water.

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Geography

The Country is divided administratively, into Nay Pyi Taw Council Territory and 14 States and Regions. It consists of 74 Districts, 330 Township, 398 Towns, 3065 Wards, 13,619 Village Tracts and 64,134 Villages. Great diversity exists between the regions due to the rugged terrain in the hilly north which makes communication extremely difficult. In the southern plains and swampy marshlands there are numerous rivers and tributaries of these rivers crisscross the land in many places. Mountain ranges of Myanmar create different climatic condition, rain forest that makes regular rainfall for the rice farmers and also acting as natural barrier which protects the mainland from typhoon and hurricane.

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Climate

Myanmar enjoys a tropical climate with three distinct seasons, summer, rainy and cold season. From March to mid-May are summer months; the rain falls from mid-May to the end of October and the cold season starts in November and ends at the end of February. Generally, Myanmar enjoys a tropical monsoon climate. However, climatic conditions differ widely from place to place due to widely different topographical situations.

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Demography

According to the recent census 2014, the population in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was about 51,419,000 (24,821,000 males and 26,598,000 females). The census results show that the population density in Myanmar is 76 persons per square kilometre. About 30 percent of the population resides in urban areas.

Life expectancy of Myanmar female in urban and rural area are 70.89 years and 67.88 years respectively while that of male in urban and rural are 65.92 years and 64.45 years respectively.

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People and Religion

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is made up of 135 national races speaking over 100 languages and dialects. The major ethnic groups are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine, and Shan. Based on 1983 population census, about (89.4%) of the population: mainly Bamar, Shan, Mon, Rakhine and Kayin, are Buddhists. The rest are Christians(4.9%), Muslims(3.9%), Hindus(0.5%) and Animists (1.2%).

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Transportation

Land-based transportation in Myanmar is a real deal and will only make up a small part of your budget to visit.

  • Taxis : Taxis in Yangon, although not metered, are surprisingly cheap for the time spent in traffic. While the norm in Asia is to negotiate hard with drivers before getting inside, you can relax a little in Yangon.
  • Buses : Overnight and long-haul buses in Myanmar are great deals given the amount of distance traveled.
  • Trains : Train travel is the way to go in Myanmar. Trains are slow and rattly but perhaps that’s part of the charm! The rural scenery you’ll enjoy through the large, open-air windows more than makes up for the bumpy ride! The insignificant price is oftn well worth the money for the additional comfort.

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Myanmar Food & International Food

Food in Myanmar can be cheap. Myanmar restaurants serve family-style meals, meaning that you order serveral plates to share around the table. The price of your meal obviously depends upon how many plates of meat salad, vegetables, soup and rice that you choose.

Mohinga or the National dish: It is a fish-based soup prepared with rice noddles.This is the must-have for breakfast in Myanmar. Indeed, eating noodles for breakfast in the Land of the Golden Pagoda is similar to eating fired eggs and bacon every morning in western countries, simmering a pho soup in Vietnam or a kuy-teav in Cambodia. Most traditional form, It is prepared with chickpea and/or rice flour, garlic, onion, lemongrass and ginger and of course fish cooked in the broth.

All International dishes (European style, Chinese style, Indian style) are available in Myanmar.

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Myanmar the Most Famous and Longest Festival (Water Festival)

Thingyan Festival: The Thingyan Water Festival is held in celebration of the Myanmar New Year. This festival is similar to the famous Songkran Festival in Thailand wherein people throw or splash water at one another during the four-day festival. Both local and International people love to enjoy together this “Thingyan Water Festival.”

Conference Date

9th - 12 th April 2022

Early Bird Registration

22nd April - 30th September , 2021

Regular Registration

1st October - 28th February, 2022

Onsite Registration

1st March 2022 onwards