Anne

Anne

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March 2018

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    Is it true that credit cards are not used in Myanmar?

    Just returned from Myanmar and found that Visa and MasterCard can be used in most hotels and in businesses frequented by tourists or those selling higher end items, like jewelry, lacquerware, silk cloth, fine art, etc, and in some restaurants in bigger cities. There is often a surcharge (2-4%) to use credit cards (in addition to the foreign exchange fees charged by card issuers) as compared to a discount (4-10%) the shop owner may offer for using cash. (You have to ask for it.) USD in pristine condition in any denomination can be used interchangeably with kyat in most places, with the exception of pagodas and monasteries which prefer kyat. almost 2 years ago

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    Getting money in Myanmar.

    Just returned from Myanmar. ATMs are available in airports, outside most banks, and in many hotel lobbies. Easy to use though there is a 200,000 kyat limit on the amount you can withdraw per day. almost 2 years ago