Currency in Kawthaung and Myeik Islands
The local currency (Kyat) can be changed at local authorized money changers. The value is changing due to high inflation rates. Traveller checks can not be cashed in and Credit Cards such as Visa Cards can only be used at some international hotels in Yangon and Mandalay. Master and Am-Ex cards are not accepted. We advise to bring enough US$ in cash with you. However most shops (in Kawthaung City only) accept Thai money as well. In the Moken Village you can also pay in THB or Kyat.