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Crossing land borders and travelling by bike in Burma

  • ewcyna

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    Dears,

    I am about to travel by bike in Asia and definitely want to visit Burma. I was happy to hear about a few land crossings open but then the information is a bit unclear to me .. and I am busy doing my planning now.
    Well, the question is: can I enter Burma, travel there by bike and leave country by land crossing, too?
    I know I have to obtain visa beforehand and it is for 28 days only.
    Thank you in advance for your help!

    #1 Posted: 21/10/2013 - 04:24

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  • sapote

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    12th October, 2009
    Posts: 26

    hi there, i am bicycling in north Malaysia and into north Thailand starting dec. i too have wanted to bike in Burma but could not find any open land crossings. also i have the impression it is much more expensive. i do hope i am able to go at some time and will be eager to hear your reports.

    #2 Posted: 21/10/2013 - 19:14

  • busylizzy

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    I have no first hand knowledge, but this article might be useful:
    http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/burma/2013/08/new-burmesethai-land-crossings-opened/

    (Something I bookmarked recently...)

    #3 Posted: 22/10/2013 - 09:08

  • ewcyna

    Joined Travelfish
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    Thanks again, but actually I've read this article before and now again and still want to make sure, sorry!
    Looks like I can enter the country but cannot travel there freely?

    #4 Posted: 22/10/2013 - 11:09

  • tourister

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    @ewcyna - familiar face from travelbit;go there to "Asia",open thread about autostop in Asia.They have special department "autostop" but I mean "Azja".Or google "autostopemprzezzycie" - it may work.
    One autostopowicz has entered Burma through MaeSot(near Tak) - you can read about it in his blog.
    Some cyclists from PL are doing the same way right now;I will try to contact them for you.
    I will also send you priva in TB about something else.
    pozdro!

    #5 Posted: 26/10/2013 - 03:49

  • ewcyna

    Joined Travelfish
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    @tourister thanks for info - will look to your links.
    Actually this week I visited the embassy of Burma in Berlin, they confirmed that entering the country by land by bike is possible.

    #6 Posted: 26/10/2013 - 06:17

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