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Myanmar (Burma)
The best place to change money is in Yangon, followed by Mandalay. Inle Lake and Bagan are terrible places to change money. Expect to get the best rates with crisp, mint condition $100 USD bills.

Knowing the daily exchange rate will help you get a better rate. If the official rate is 780 kyat to $1USD, expect to pay around 770-760.
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Yangon, Yangon & surrounds, Myanmar (Burma)
Visit the Shwedagon pagoda, fantastic!
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Mandalay, Central Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)
Great sunset view from the temple, although you need to earn it by climbing the steps!
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Inle, Myanmar (Burma)
Visit the temple with the 3 buddha statues which have been so covered in gold leaf by devotees that they have become odd-sized lumpy eggs.

Visit the jumping cat monastery and be patient: a help in the temple may just come out to give a jumping cat show.
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Mandalay, Central Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)
The various artisan districts are pretty cool to wander through. There are marble sculpting, lacquerware, Buddha statue making, embroidery...
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Yangon, Yangon & surrounds, Myanmar (Burma)
4th of jan. Independance day. Many podiums in the streets, Streets shown managed by the unhabitants of the close streets only, even they have to pay 1.000 $ to get municipality approval. Loud and indinstinct music, funny choregraphies. Nice and so friendly people ; taking care of the european tourist, happy we can be interested in them. Thousands of pictures with them and their spoil teeth. It was a nice night !
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Yangon, Yangon & surrounds, Myanmar (Burma)
Yangoon/Rangoon is a still developing city, and many of the city's problems are due to an evil military government which embezzles the profits off the nation's national resources. On the contrary, the people of Myanmar are extremely kind-hearted and polite, and they have a beautiful culture. Definitely worth a visit if at all possible despite the recent instability in the region.
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Myawadi, Southeastern Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma)
If you have a chance get some who speaks english to get you around the temples and the small streets off the main road. Don't take any pictures of the police station there or any government related structure or staff (eg: Customs, military, police, armed people or so).
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Yangon, Yangon & surrounds, Myanmar (Burma)
Prachtige stad maar je hebt een gids nodig.
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Bago, Yangon & surrounds, Myanmar (Burma)
Don't stay at the Sanfran Hotel!!! The rooms are horrible and the people are all but useless. Spend the extra 5 bucks and get a nice place to rest your head! (However there is a great bar accross from San Fran which you should check out!
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