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Getting to Thailand from Mandalay

Posted by Holo on 8/1/2010 at 10:49

Hi All,

Does anybody have recent information regarding flights in and out from Mandalay. We're planning on leaving Myanmar via Mandalay somehow, preferably to Chiang Mai or China. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 8/1/2010 at 11:04 TF writer

There are flights between Mandalay and Chiang Mai --- www.air-mandalay.com

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Posted by SBE on 8/1/2010 at 21:43

When? It says there are flights from to Bangkok too on that site but I tried several dates and non of them work for either Mandalay or Bangkok.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 9/1/2010 at 16:02 TF writer

airmandalay.com says the flight has been "temporary suspended".

Looks like the only international flight out of Mandalay at the moment is to Kunming with China Eastern . http://www.flychinaeastern.com/
Not cheap though, looks like it's over 2,000 RMB.

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Posted by anotherlostsoul on 11/1/2010 at 16:03

The Air Mandalay flights have been temporarily suspended now for a couple of years. As #4, your only direct flight option is to Kunming.

An alternative option is to fly to Kengtung (lovely town and good day trekking), and then continue to Tachileik on the Thai border. Mae Sai, across the border, is about 5 hours by bus from Chiang Mai. You'll need a Yangon travel agent to sort this out for you as you need a border permit for this route.

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Posted by peaceinBURMAnow on 17/3/2010 at 23:36

anotherlostsoul - may I ask some questions please. can you fly to Kengtung from outside Burma, or are you referring to domestic flights only? Is it possible to go to Kengtung from Chiang Mai via Mae Sai? Do you happen to know much - approximately - is the border permit and the guide? THANKS

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