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Arriving in Bangkok after songkran?

  • Donman1990

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    I'm intending on arriving in Bangkok on the 16th of April from Vientiane during which I need Agee days to organise a visa and money to then fly into Myanmar. In wondering will I run into any issues due to songkran? Or will it all essentially be finished by then at least enough for me to organise my stuff and fly out?

    #1 Posted: 24/3/2013 - 21:39

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  • Captain_Bob

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    Because Songkran falls on a weekend this year the official holidays extend until the 17th so I wouldn't expect the Myanmar embassy to be open until the 18th. It then takes 2 working days to organise a visa so hopefully you'll get it on the 19th.
    http://myanmarembassybkk.org/index.php/visa

    #2 Posted: 25/3/2013 - 00:19

  • Donman1990

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    I see. Say I was to organise my Visa in Vientiane before new year then, is it feasible to get into Bangkok during songkran? Or is than wishful thinking?

    #3 Posted: 25/3/2013 - 06:04

  • Donman1990

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    Rethinking my plan to actually arrive in Bangkok on or just before the 12th spend songkran there, then catch a flight out. What kind of issues might I face getting a flight on say the dates around 14th-16th?

    #4 Posted: 25/3/2013 - 19:46

  • captainbkk

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    Cant you READ? ALL closed those days. And even if it were open-no chance to reach it without getting dosed.Also expect a giant Q of people all stranded for those days to apply for at 18th (IF it opens by then).
    For flights: any cheapo uses Airasia-just open their website. If money is no object, use skyscanner or the other airlines: TG, BKK-air, the Myanmar one.
    Is there no Myanm Embm is VTE? Its all ASEAN. And maybe check out-AirAsia VTE to RGN via KUL-its main hub. might alltogether work out smarter.

    #5 Posted: 27/3/2013 - 08:02

  • Donman1990

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    Well clearly you can't, as my question was related simply to flights out of Bangkok not to getting the visa there. I've actually stated that I am planning on getting it in Vientiane . All I need from Bangkok is flights, and money changing. I decided on Bangkok partially because I want to experience songkran there and it will more than likely be a lot easier to obtain pristine US dollars there as opposed to Vientiane.

    If I did stay in Vientiane for new year Kl would definitely be a good choice but since I can fly out of Bangkok it's probably just as easy that way as I want to see Songkran.

    #6 Posted: 28/3/2013 - 06:04

  • DLuek

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    Air Asia is showing 3 flights per day from Don Muang to Yangon during all of the Songkran days. Just do a search on their website. No real other issues to speak of. Taxis will be around, skytrain will be running. If all you need is a flight it's business as usual.

    #7 Posted: 30/3/2013 - 08:22

  • Donman1990

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    Awesome, I guess my real concern then is exchanging my money before I leave, I intend on arriving in Bangkok on the 12th, assuming I can sort my money out that day I'd like to leave after songkran around the 16th but I might be required I guess to hang around till the end of the public holiday obtuse 18th

    #8 Posted: 31/3/2013 - 08:34

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