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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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Need help with Itinerary : Yangon - Sittwe - Mrauk U - Bagan - Yangon

Posted by Newkid on 21/9/2011 at 15:45

Hello everyone, I am looking for some help with my itinerary, hoping that someone would've dealt with this situation in the past... I have done the Big-4 : Yangon - Inle Lake - Mandalay and Bagan couple of years ago. Totally loved it. Planning my 2nd visit to Myanmar in December this year. This time I want to do something different. I would like to visit Yangon, Sittwe, Ngapali beach, Mrauk U, Mt Victoria and Bagan. I've read with interest Basil's post (and Biersal's replies) on Mrauk U... ...

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South Burma?

Posted by Warriorcandy on 12/11/2011 at 11:17

Hello all! My husband and i are traveling to Burma for our honeymoon in December. We are flying in to Bangkok and plan on applying for a visa there. We were hoping to do a south sighting seeing. we have about 10 to 12 days till we need to be back in Thailand. We were hoping to see Rangoon, Malwaymine, Hpa An, and The Golden rock. Does this seem doable? Do you recomend we fly into Rangoon and then take train, bus or riverboat to these areas? Thank you. All suggestions will be helpful ...

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Malaria Pill free in Burma? Safe?

Posted by Warriorcandy on 29/11/2011 at 18:29

my husband and i plan on trying to conceive in January and we will be in Burma from Dec 13 till the 23rd. I am wondering what we can do aside from Malaria pills. I can't take the pills as i am afraid they will harm my fertility (and my husbands) and we are not at liberty to wait as i have some issues. Do you take anti malaria pills when you go? Will hiking and such be safe or should we change our itinerary? ...

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Sittwe to Taungok/Taungote/Taung-gok Boat

Posted by steviej on 17/11/2011 at 12:31

Hi Fishes, Does anybody have any up to date details for this route. Most of the websites I've been on seem to be somewhat contradictory. Cheers ...

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Photos from Burma + questions welcome

Posted by Lother on 14/7/2011 at 16:31

I spent the month of May in Burma travelling the route Yangon-Mawlamyine-Bago-Mandalay-Pyin U Lwin-Kyauk Me-Mandalay-Monywa-Shwebo-Mandalay-Yangon. It was an awesome trip, and even compared to the other hospitable peoples of Asia, the peoples of Burma amazed me with their friendliness and warmth. In particular, I must absolutely recommend trekking around the Kyauk Me area in Shan State. It was the highlight of my trip. Anyway, I uploaded some photos and a couple of videos at http://www.flickr.co ...

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Mrauk U ?

Posted by Basil on 9/9/2011 at 01:48

I last went to Burma in 1986 and have avoided it since for obvious reasons and kept to other bits of SE Asia. I have decided it is time to go back. On my first trip I loved Bagan - magical. I fear it might now be slightly busier like Angkor Wat... Has anyone been to Mrauk U and how does it compare? ...

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