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7 days in Burma itinerary?

Posted by qwertyjjj on 3/3/2012 at 12:16

I am doing a 3 week trip in Thailand and Burma and have about 7 days to spend in Burma. Is it possible to do: 1 arrive Yangon --> overnight bus to Bagan 2 Bagan 3 Bagan 4 Bagan 5 Inle 6 Inle 7 Yangon 8 flight to Bangkok I'm wondering if this is too much travelling. Is there an alternative route I could do? Also, I'm worried that arriving in Yangon and heading out on an overnight bus might be too quick to get organised not really knowing the area. ...

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Burma update

Posted by giba on 31/3/2012 at 10:41

Just came back from Burma, a few updates on practicalities: VISA: (this applies to the embassy in Bangkok) you do not need to provide an itinerary for your trip; it takes two working days to get the visa, the express one is available at 1300bath (instead of 1020) but you have to give proof you need it in a hurry, so take the plane ticket with you, or you will face an unceremonious denial. MONEY: There are two "official" money exchange shops outside Boyake market, offering a better ra ...

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Express Boat from Bagan to Mandalay

Posted by grak88 on 19/3/2012 at 12:16

Does anyone know if the Malikha express boat is operating right now from Bagan to Mandalay? ...

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Photography in Burma/Myanmar

Posted by 9preciousGems on 28/4/2011 at 17:19

Ive seen some amazing shots from people travelling through Burma with their cameras Im wondering if anyone has any experience of travelling through there with good quality camera equipment? Im talking something like a Canon 5D Mk ii and a couple of L Lenses. What's the reaction of the people? Will this sort of camaera attract to much attention? Will suspicions of 'Jounralist' arise? (i know they are very wary of these sorts of occupations - eg on Visa Apps) Ive read about camera taxes at som ...

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Occupations on Visas

Posted by grak88 on 27/2/2012 at 04:40

Does anyone know if the Burmese gov't has relaxed their hate on certain occupations when you apply for visas (ex. journalist, lawyers, etc?) Have they eased up since opening up to more tourists? ...

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Book now or wait until arrival?

Posted by Jamois on 22/2/2012 at 01:27

I'm a single traveler going to Burma for the first time. I have not made any arrangements in country and I'm starting to worry if I can do that when I get there next week. I figure it's not really peak season right now, or is it? I got one offer from an agent for a 12-day tour (Yangon-Mandalay-Bagan-Inle) for $2,400. It's really more than I want to spend but I don't want to be left without options. Should I splurge now or can I wait until I get there in 7 days? Any advice would be appreciated ...

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Myanmar--looking for advice on mid-range, cool, friendly accomodations...and other tips! (4/12)

Posted by valerie1213 on 19/2/2012 at 16:01

My partner and I will be in Myanmar for 2-3 weeks in April, and we're seeking advice on all aspects of the trip. If anyone can answer ANY of the following, please do so--we'd love to hear from you. 1. What were your favorite accommodations? We love simple, clean, spots with private bathrooms--nothing too fancy, but nothing too dingy either (we both did the hostel thing in our 30s and, while that was fun, we're willing to pay a bit more for scenic and clean accommodations). All suggestions we ...

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Bagan-Ngapali-Yangon by bus?

Posted by KatMachine on 8/1/2012 at 01:54

Hi, would like to ask is there any bus from Bagan to Ngapali and Ngapali to Yangon? Or train perhaps? thank you ...

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Burma southern circuit - Yangon - Malawmiyne - Hpa an - Golden Rock (Kyaikhto/Kinpun) - Bago

Posted by KirstyB on 9/2/2012 at 01:18

There have been a few postings about this route so I thought I would share some up to date information based on my recent experience. Some parts may be more detailed than others depending on how many notes I made but hopefully this will help …... I travelled in this order - Yangon to Mawlamyine by train - on to Hpa an by boat - and then by road: Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon. We met others who went Yangon - Golden Rock – Mawlamyine - Hpa an - (Bago) - Yangon which would also work fine if yo ...

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February in Burma

Posted by rutuliux on 3/1/2012 at 13:36

We are planning to go this February to Burma. I was wondering if i should book accommodations ahead in major tourist places? I understood that tourism in Burma is getting high with every year.... ...

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Back from Myanmar- 21jan to 31 jan 2012

Posted by teeterouge on 15/2/2012 at 05:17

A quick summary that might be of some help: The itinerary was Yangon-Bagan-Inle-Kalaw-Yangon By plane for Yangon-Bagan, Bagan-Heho and Heho-Yangon (Air Mandalay and Air KBZ) Some remarks: During high season it's better to book accommodation: we met quite a few travelers having trouble to find a place, especially in Inle. In the end I think everyone could find something but with very basic amenities and not necessarily at a good price. It's similar for the transportation: even the ...

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Crossing Myanmar by land

Posted by Indiantraveler on 2/2/2012 at 14:23

Friends,I am a new user of this forum. I want to travel Myanmar this year. As it is impossible to travel from my country (India) to Myanmar by road , I would like to know if it is possible to cross the border of Myanmar from Thailand and then travel towards the Yangon and other destinations. Secondly, is it possible to travel some parts of historic Ledo road or Stilwell Road ? ...

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Burma Visa on Arrival

Posted by vsagi on 6/2/2012 at 08:26

Hello friends, i`m want to visit Burma this march. does anyone know if it is possible to obtain a visa on arrival at the airport in Yangon flying in from singapore or KL?? i dont really want to go to the embassy in Sing/KL nor do i want to prearrange an online-visa-on-arrival, since i`m planning pretty last minute. thank you Vilmos ...

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3.5 weeks - Burma or Sri Lanka?

Posted by chinarocks on 16/1/2012 at 08:47

Any tips for a choice here? I know Sri Lanka is not technically SE Asia but I trust it's close enough for you to give me some sensible suggestions!! My interests are pretty run of the mill - culture, food, history, meeting friendly locals, travelling independently. A nice beach at the end then to chill (Mirissa vs. Ngapali?). Costs are not a huge priority, esp given that both should be reasonably cheap to travel in. Thanks in advance. ...

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Bruma visa in Laos or Chiang Mai?

Posted by grak88 on 13/2/2012 at 02:10

Hi. We plan on flying into Burma from Chiang Mai. We will be n Laos before that. There seems to be conflicting info on I'd you can get a visa from these two places. I know you can get it in Bangkok but I don't plan to be there. Thanks. ...

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burma / myanmar - March, anyone?

Posted by majkel on 9/2/2012 at 07:00

Anyone travelling to burma/myanmar early March? looking to travel from Bangkok to Yangonand further 2nd March. ...

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Yangon Travel Agent

Posted by Basil on 5/9/2011 at 02:16

Can anyone recommend a reliable and hopefully none too government linked travel agent in Yangon? I want to pre book domestic flights and maybe accomodation with them from the UK. (A hostage to fortune I know!). Thank you in advance. ...

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Burma visa

Posted by ching69 on 31/1/2010 at 09:38

Hi, My husband and I are planning to visit Myanmar in Feb/Mar. We will be flying from BKK to Yagon. Could anyone please offer us some information about the best way of applying Myanmar visa in Bangkok? Should we just go to the Myanmar embassy ourselves or should we have a travel agent apply for us? If by a travel agent, do you have any favorite trusty agent in BKK you can let us know? Thank you very much for any information and tips. ...

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Meditation class

Posted by kallick on 18/12/2011 at 18:18

Are there classes on Buddism or meditation in Burma? It was popular in Kathmandu for years. Who would I contact? Am open to times, date, location in Burma. Have not booked my flight, expect to leave in 6 weeks have flexibility. ...

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1 Month in Burma

Posted by jennakuz on 12/12/2011 at 12:12

Hi! I will be travelling in Burma for 1 month this upcoming February and am planning (so far) on doing the big4 - Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake. I am looking for some other places to go considering I will have a whole month of travel there! Any input is greatly appreciated! I am not sure about going to the Golden rock, I have heard mixed reviews - for example the trip there is painful and long and the Golden Rock is almost not worth it... any real experience with this? I am also a femal ...

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