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Burma travel FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/1/2013 at 21:10

This is a (very much work in progress!) collection of links to useful threads in the Burma section of the forum along with other parts of the site. We'll update it as more interesting or useful stuff appears. Currently there is no destination guide for Burma on Travelfish. If you know of another interesting resource worth adding, please mention it in the comments. Burma or Myanmar? Here at Travelfish we use Burma rather than Myanmar as does Aung San Suu Kyi, but there are many takes on it. Here ...

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Travelfish on Burma (Myanmar) Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/10/2008 at 09:24

I've just added a new section on the messageboard for discussion of Burma (Myanmar). This isn't to say we're planning on adding coverage of Burma to Travelfish, as we're not, but given there's the occasional post about it, it makes sense to have them all in one place for the benefit of all. If there are any Burma experts out there who'd be interested in putting together some kind of a Frequently Asked Questions thing on Burma to post here in the messageboard, please drop me a line at stuartmc ...

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Burma and Laos 2 week Itinerary Help Needed

Posted by Newstarr on 28/4/2016 at 22:15

Hello, I will be flying in and out of Bangkok in November for the entire month. I have some things I need to do in Thailand but I am very flexible. Except needing to spend American Thanksgiving in Bangkok. I have been to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. I would like to visit Burma and Laos. I will be traveling alone for the first time in my life! I hold an American and Thai passport so I don't believe I need a visa to enter Burma via 3 major airports or Laos at all. The flights from Burma to L ...

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Myannmar Visa from Thailand

Posted by Jmarder123 on 19/4/2016 at 12:37

Hello! I will be traveling to Myannmar for a few weeks from Thailand and was wondering about the visa situation for traveling to myannmar by land...Will an online e-visa work? I read somewhere that they only work if you are flying in to Myannmar and getting the visa approved in the airport..so I don't know what to do since I am traveling by land from Thailand. Your insight would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you. Also, if anybody knows any information about traveling to Myannmar from Thailan ...

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Chances of getting an Indian Tourist visa in Yangon?

Posted by warmicon on 9/4/2016 at 02:21

Hi, We'd like to go to Burma to get an Indian Tourist Visa (6 months preferably, multiple or single entry) and wonder if you know what are the chances of getting this visa there? We can provide return ticket and iterinary. If 6 months is impossible, we'll go for 3 months too of course. So anyone who succeeded in this recently (this month or any month this year) if you could share your experience and assurance, I would be so ever grateful. We did some research and don't see anywhere that says ...

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December 2015

Posted by GildGomes on 23/12/2015 at 23:02

Anyone been in Myanmar this month ? Wondering if the situation of traveling /booking hotels on the go seems viable for a solo traveler. Also, internet and SIM cards. Thanks in advance Gild ...

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2 week-ish itinerary for vetting...

Posted by geo_shack on 17/1/2016 at 04:57

Hi folks. My other half and I will be travelling to Bangkok in Mid April with about two weeks to be spent in Burma. We are away for 3 1/2 weeks in total, but he wants to spend some time in Thailand too, as he's not been before... We're both late 20's. Not interested in partying but like the odd beer break to punctuate sightseeing! Easygoing travellers...I wouldn't usually worry about an itinerary but just want to make sure most is made of time in Burma with travel time being quite long bet ...

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Burma extension of visa

Posted by kandpfishos on 16/1/2016 at 17:03

G'day I am disappointed. Travelling to Burma September 2016 on an Aussie passport and was planning to get the 28 day tourist visa with an extension of another 14 days. The AU Myanmar Embassy informed me that they have been advised this month that no visa extensions will be possible, at all. Is this correct? Is it just in AU, before I leave, that I cannot get the extension? What about in Burma itself? I don't want to cut the planned trip back really. Thanks for the advice on current situation. ...

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Flying to Bangkok

Posted by geo_shack on 15/2/2016 at 04:28

Hi, I'm planing on entering Burma overland to Dawei, finishing a 3-weekish trip at Inle Lake. Is it possible to get a direct flight from either Heho airport or Bagan to Thailand? Or is this only possible from Yangon/Mandalay? Kind regards, Georgia ...

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Anyone wanna hang out and travel in Burma?

Posted by alpharius on 2/3/2016 at 05:11

Hi, I`m in Burma for a few months. Based in Yangon, but will be able to travel to other places. Hit me up if you wanna hang out. Steve ...

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Looking for partners for trekking & festival in Chin State!

Posted by egorbaty2 on 10/2/2016 at 01:40

A friend and I are looking for 2 more people to join us on a trek to remote villages in Chin State, followed by the Chin National Day festival where tribal people from all over the state come to celebrate their heritage, performing traditional dances. We have found a local trekking agency that gets great reviews and offers this trip for half the price of competitors. The trip is 14 to 21 February, departing from and returning to Bagan. What can you expect? According to the guide, "the most ...

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cheap burma boat

Posted by purcitron on 21/2/2016 at 21:37

-can anyone please recommend a cheap boat trip in burma? -no luxury, no large groups, 5 people max. -maybe 2 or 3 nights. -is it possible to hire a "guy with a boat" somewhere for a river trip to explore a part of the country? thanks! ...

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Halp me!

Posted by Andreazevedo on 9/2/2016 at 21:20

I am planning to travel to Myanmar in late April. I saw that some sites say that the rains begin in May and the other in April. you think I may have problems with the rains? other think, how do I do to move me around the country? from Yangon to mandaley I come and go by plane. but I did not see plane to Bagan. Anyone know how long it takes the bus to bagan to mandaley? it is difficult to make this trip, and spend long time ? Any website to make this book by bus or informacion ! thank you s ...

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Sailing from Phuket to archipelago

Posted by annaedsevla on 4/2/2016 at 01:05

hi! I was hoping to join a sailing trip/tour from the Thai islands around the archipelago. Intrepid travel has a tour but it's about $1700 for 9 days. Does anyone know of any shorter/cheaper options? ...

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Travel Agent Recommendation for Burma / Myanmar

Posted by RJB2288 on 3/2/2016 at 09:15

Hello - I'm looking for recommendations for a travel agent that can both plan, coordinate, and book a 1.5/2 week trip for some friends and I in Burma. We would like a mix of both the main attractions and cool, off-the-beaten path locations. Also, we don't need to stay at super fancy places and would like to keep costs down. I normally like to plan things myself or just go day by day, but this is a last min trip so I don't have much time to research and I'm going with a bigger group than norm ...

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3 weeks from Phuket to Yangon advice

Posted by Pb2484 on 22/1/2016 at 05:31

Hi We had a good look around the main travel route in Burma 2 years ago and now we want to experiece the southern area. We are looking to fly from KL to Phuket and head straight up to Ranong to go over to Kawthong. From there we have no plans yet. We have read about Myeik, the archipelago, Dawei, Mawlamyine, Hpa-An and we love Yangon . We want to experience great beaches (we can hire motorbikes), and look forward to visiting towns and villages to explore and enjoy the culture and food. 2 ...

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New Burma visa costs for 2016

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/1/2016 at 14:58

Burma’s Ministry of Immigration and Population has announced new fee rates for visas applied for at Myanmar embassies. All the following costs are in US$. Tourist visa, valid for 28 days, will now cost $20; Business visa $36 (70 days) Transit visa $18 (24 hours) Religious visa $36 (28 days) Journalist visa $36 (28 days) Student visa $36 (70 days). The changes will take effect on January 11th 2016. ...

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How to get to Southern Myanmar and its Beaches

Posted by relaxedTrev on 20/11/2013 at 09:26

The 2013/14 summer is the first time in 50 years that overland travel on along this lush coast has been permitted. Here is how to get there....by intercity bus, flight, train or boat. Before you ask, unfortunately the Mergui Islands are still restricted to those with prior permission from Nay Pyi Daw (as at Nov 13), but the mainland has plenty of history, culture and barely discovered beaches for the adventurous to enjoy. Maung Ma Kan, Nebule, Myawyik Island, She Moe, Palaw beaches just to name ...

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Off the Beaten Path Cafe Yangon

Posted by GildGomes on 6/1/2016 at 09:18

First , if you ask the taxi driver to drop you off by the Chatrium Hotel you will have to walk like 10 min,better to stop by the Hotel Esperado ( google for some reason shows different). Park charges MYK 200 entrance fee. I was expecting a travel cafe ( as it is advertised ) to get some information but there is no wifi , no books around and no drinks on the menu, only Myanmar beer. Also there was only one couple there. When I asked for the bill only the food was listed, with the tax and the beer ...

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Bangkok to Yangon - advice

Posted by iciclesecret on 21/11/2014 at 04:52

Hi all, I land into Bangkok on 26th December and would ideally like to spend some time in Thailand until New Year... perhaps Ko Phayam, but open to ideas! I fly out of Yangon on the 17th January. Seems to be so many options to explore in Burma, I'm a little overwhelmed. What are the must see and dos? I'd love to experience the best of the food, the people, river cruises and possibly beach huts by the coast, as well as ideally Bagan and Inle. Not as fussed by major cities, and I think that ...

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