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Arrive in Yangon

Posted by NYTim on 10/8/2012 at 11:45

I plan, early next year, to go to Burma. I shall arrive in Yangon at 10 30 am or so. Can I just take a cab into the center of town and look for guest house or should I book ahead.

Thanks

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Posted by NYTim on 10/8/2012 at 11:46

According to the forum, I am posting within Vietnam -- I wish. I am in my office in NYC.

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Posted by Tilapia on 10/8/2012 at 13:26

Good idea to have a place booked ahead of time, Tim, especially if you're going around peak tourist season.

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Posted by bass_ke on 11/8/2012 at 06:00

Both times that we've flown into Yangon we've had a place booked ahead of time.

Both times we arrived quite early, around 0900 and had a ride waiting for us as well as being able to check in very early.

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Posted by HedgePig on 12/8/2012 at 20:00

I don't think you'll have any problem getting a taxi at the airport (around US$10) to downtown but I do suggest booking accommodation - that seems to be the advice for everywhere in Burma during peak season. We returned a week ago and even in low season, Yangon accommodation seemed quite tight. Elsewhere we were always able to find somewhere, although we always booked a day or two ahead from the town we were leaving.

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