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Considering Burma

Posted by babiguling on 14/4/2010 at 14:56

I'm going to be in SE Asia for about a month and a half and am considering going to Myanmar. I mainly want to see Bagan and Mt. Popa and wanted to know how much time should I allocate for a trip. I was hoping for five to eight days but I think this might not be enough time. I've read the buses and trains from yangon to bagan take practically a whole day. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

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Posted by Tilapia on 14/4/2010 at 19:05

8 days would be fine if all you want to see is Bagan and Popa. You won't regret spending more time in the country, though.

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Posted by anotherlostsoul on 21/4/2010 at 15:27

I'm sure that Myanmar would be the highlight of your trip. Using flights you could visit Yangon, Bagan and Mt Popa (a daytrip from Bagan) in 5 days. In 8 days you could visit Inle Lake as well (3 flights). If you can spare longer, Myanmar is a country to be savoured. is a reliable local agency for flights, etc. The website has lots of useful info to give you a good idea of what there is to see.

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Posted by nishantk on 26/10/2010 at 20:03

Well, let me inform you something more about this tiny land and gorgeous beauty. Don't forget to inquire about the concept of GNH, which is simply magnificent. In fact, usually the growth and development of nations is seen with the yardstick of GDP.

Well, in case of Bhutan it's the GNH (Gross National Happiness), which distinguishes this wonderful land.

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