The official currency of Myanmar is the Kyat (MMK). USD and Euro are the most easily traded currencies. USD should be in good condition from 2009 onwards. Notes with tears, marks, stains or the series CB may not be accepted. Currency exchange is available at the airport, banks and licensed money changers. ATMs are available in all major tourist areas and accept VISA, MasterCard, Cirrus, and Maestro credit/ debit cards. Outside of the major cities ATM access is limited and cards may not be accepted at hotels. It is recommended to carry some cash for any unexpected circumstances.
Light, breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen are best suited to the climate. A jacket or coat is recommended during the winter months, particularly at Inle Lake and in the mountain areas where it gets quite cold at night and early morning. Long sleeved shirts or pants will offer some protection from mosquitoes and insects and pack a hat to shade you from the sun.