Currency

The Myanmar local currency is called “Kyat” , and there are a wide range of denomination banknotes issued – K5000, K1000, K500, K200, K100, K50, K20, K10, K5 and K1.

Another form of currency used in Myanmar is the “Foreign Exchange Certificate” (FEC), which is equivalent to USD. FEC denominations equivalent to $20, $10, $5 and $1 are in use commonly by both locals and tourists, especially for settlement for airlines, hotels, restaurants, and entrance fees for tourism sites. The use of any international credit card, such as – VISA, American Express, etc. is not accepted in Myanmar.