Amarapura Warnings and Dangers

  • make sure that all those greenbacks are new!!
    make sure that all those greenbacks are...
    by DennyP
  • ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT FRESH BOTTLED WATER
    ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT FRESH BOTTLED...
    by DennyP
  • U Bein Bridge, Myanmar
    U Bein Bridge, Myanmar
    by Hewer

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    MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT CASH FUNDS

    by DennyP Written Feb 15, 2012

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    make sure that all those greenbacks are new!!

    MONEY
    Never travel anywhere here without sufficient cash money as there are no banks in so many places here.No ATM's no one accepts travellers cheques!!!.Also US Dollars are the money of choice although Burmese "kyiat" is the local currency..There are a few things to be aware of..
    The Burmese currency is of no value outside of the country so make sure that you spend it on souvenirs or give it away to the kids...When paying for taxes in various regions always carry different denominations of US$'s 5's ,10's, 20,'s and a bunch of singles so as you can pay with the correct amount of $'s and thus so not getting any Burmese currency in change..as your change will be at a really low rate also.!!!There is one thing that is really important and that is the notes must ALL be brand new otherwise they will not be accepted and this can create huge problems..I Know,!!!

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    ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF FRESH WATER

    by DennyP Updated Dec 11, 2011
    ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT FRESH BOTTLED WATER

    AMARAPURA
    When travelling here especially in the really hot months (it's always hot) this country can be like a furnace...ALWAYS make sure when you set out for the day that you are carrying plenty of fresh water as there are many places that it is not readily available..

    .Make sure also that the screw cap "seal" on purchased water bottles has not been broken and the bottle re-filled with "nasty" water..

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    The Hot, Hot Sun

    by Hewer Updated Apr 27, 2005
    U Bein Bridge, Myanmar

    If you plan to walk across the bridge, bear in mind that it will probably take about thirty minutes each way (I know, I know...it's possible to do it in fifteen but let's not make it a race ;-).

    There are long open stretches with no shelter so you should wear sunscreen. The temperature was only in the mid 20s when I was there but can imagine what it could have been like.

    Elsewhere in Myanmar we are in and out of pagodas but for this attraction at least, we 'feel the burn' ;-)

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