Like water issues in Myanmar, electricity has also fall shortage and unreliable, particularly in rural areas. While taking tours to Myanmar, you may encounter power-cut. It is, therefore, necessary to bring along a torch or flash in your phone in case you are absorbed in darkness.

Dazzling Shwedagon at night in Yangon

Dazzling Shwedagon at night in Yangon

Due to these erratic electricity supplies, there are more cases of power-cuts or black-outs in budget accommodations than others. And if you travel to the countryside, you might also suffer from this situation.

Electricity in Myanmar is unreliable in rural area

Electricity in Myanmar is unreliable in the rural area

Electric power in Myanmar is supplied by the leading industry associations with electrical outlet is 220-240 Volts. Although there exists power-cut, there is no need to worry as luxury hotels and some mid-range hotels are always equipped with generators for backing up 24 hours of electricity available.