Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Southern India here we come
  2. 2 Tips for Chiang Rai (or stop eleswhere ?)
  3. 3 Anyone used China Odyssey?
  4. 4 Ningbo places to see and things to do
  5. 5 last minute lodging in kyoto
  6. 6 Itinerary set for Japan trip #2: working on some details
  7. 7 Capsule hotels
  8. 8 TXinjiang safety KKH Safety
  9. 9 Vaccinations
  10. 10 Trip Report a year in burma
  11. 11 Borneo forest fires
  12. 12 Southeast Asia Itinerary Advice
  13. 13 Prehistoric sites in Java and Bali
  14. 14 Trip Report K2 Base Camp- Concordia Gondogoro La Trek, Unforgettable Experience
  15. 15 Taipei 10 Night Itinerary
  16. 16 Sinorama Tour-Oct. 1, 2016
  17. 17 Interestig article about Luang Prabang & UNESCO heritage appellation
  18. 18 Bridge players Beware!!
  19. 19 Is series 2006 usd accepted in thailqnd
  20. 20 Help finding a ryokan / onsen!
  21. 21 Travelling in China during the summer period
  22. 22 Chengdu and Beijing
  23. 23 Trip Report One month on Bali/Lombok
  24. 24 2 months in Indonesia
  25. 25 First time to SEA
View next 25 » Back to the top

Just how clean and uncreased do those bills need to be?

Jump to last reply

In planning for our upcoming trip, I keep reading all this talk of Burma, in particular, being the one place where the visitor really needs to pay special heed to the whole unmarked/uncreased bills rule-of-thumb.

I'm used to this requirement from traveling around other parts of SE Asia--and I've honestly never had a single bill rejected anywhere in my travels--but it seems to me the more message boards and trip reports I read that Burma, in particular, is much more stringent on these rules. Is that the case?

Usually when I go to the bank pre-travel they do their best to give me the least tattered and unmarked bills as possible, but finding an infinite number of literally "never been touched" bills is rather challenging and fairly impossible.

The question, I guess, is just how pristine are we talking? And how literal to take uncreased? I don't know many folks who travel with that kind of cash in a suitcase, so chances are the cash going to get creased when you fold it in your pocket.

Thoughts?

24 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement