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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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burma blog question

Posted by sapote on 21/7/2012 at 20:42

hello friends, i was reading a blog ,i believe was part of Travelfish. it had a page of visa/before you leave info, and then another page about food with pictures and descriptions. other pages as well i didnt peruse. sound familiar to anyone? i plan a trip by bicycle to Burma next Jan and am trying to garner useful info for planning. already i have been pleased and surprised by the comprehensive conversations here thank you ...

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Itinerary for Burma in Aug/12

Posted by dakial on 2/7/2012 at 20:50

Hi all. I've done some reading about burma and built this itinerary. I was hoping you guys could help me validate it. I have ~13 days to spend there so I focused on what I saw were the main cities/locations to visit and also will try to do long distances by plane. This is it: [05/08] Yangon >Flight Singapore to Yangon Myanmar Airways - DEP:1325 ARR:1455 - 308SGD(RT) >Sightseeing >>Shwe Da Gon Pagoda >>Chinatown >>Bogyoke Aung San Market [06/08] Yangon >Day trip t ...

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Online eVisas for Burma?

Posted by busylizzy on 6/5/2012 at 19:38

I heard recently that Burma / Myanmar are now (or soon?) allowing travellers to apply for eVisas online via this site: Essentially it's a pre-approval process. You apply online, pay and 5 days later you're sent an approval letter that you present at the airport in exchange for your visa. The link to the Fees page doesn't work so not sure how much it costs. Air Asia indicated that it's already up and running (as of Apr 2012) but the eVisa sites indicates it's ...

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Itinerary for 30 days in Burma

Posted by steviej on 25/6/2012 at 05:08

We'll be arriving in Yangon, from BKK, on the 7th February departing the 9th March (two days overstay I know, $3 per day + $3 admin) Here's a rough itinerary: Yangon for a few days and then head to Bagan by bus. Boat to Mandalay for Sagaing, Amarapura etc. High tail down to Kalaw and trek to Inle (3 day, 2 night option), Inle Lake and surrounds for a couple of days then a morning flight from Heho to Thandwe and catch an afternoon flight to Sittwe obviously stay for one night in Sittwe and head ...

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3 weeks in burma - Itinerary advice

Posted by Dimamah on 9/6/2012 at 12:31

hello, I'm planning being in burma between 4th and 25th of November this year. I've read many itineraries on this great site and came up with something like this: Day 1 - yangon (land early morning) Day 2 - yangon Day 3 - leave to Mawlamyine , Hpa An Day 4 - golden rock and back to yangon (on the same day?) Day 5 - fly from yangon to bagan Day 6 - bagan Day 7 - bagan (do i actually need another day here?) Day 8 - bagan to Mandalay Day 9 - Mandalay Day 10 Mandalay to Hsipaw Day 10-14 (4 days) Tr ...

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hotel in Nanpan or south Inle Lake

Posted by sylbear on 4/6/2012 at 04:22

hello, can anyone advise me a good place to stay on the South end of the 1° (northern) Inle Lake, in Nanpan or other village; or better: is there accomodation on the 2° (southern) Inle Lake? I checked the Golden Island Cottage of Nanpan but they are fully booked for july; thank you! ...

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flying from yangon

Posted by imbrian943 on 3/6/2012 at 03:56

my wife and i are visiting myanmar in late november/december as part of a 4/5 month trip around se asia we have booked a flight to yangon from bangkok and have booked our first hotel in yangon the rest of our trip is fluid as we have no real time limits as to how long we stay. would we have a problem returning to yangon and booking a flight to KL or Jakarta the same or next day ...

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Booking train tickets in advance!

Posted by ohmytravels on 29/5/2012 at 21:23

Hi all, Planning a 2 week trip around Burma this December. I'm trying to figure out how to book train tickets in advance. The companies listed on are telling me that they can no longer book in advance as the government keep changing the schedules. Everyone is telling me to go and book in person but we land the day before we need to get the train from Yangon to Mandalay. Can anyone recommend any travel agencies or services that can book tickets in advance for us? Thanks, Rich ...

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Burma Motorcycle

Posted by jimipiere on 15/1/2012 at 23:09

Want to head to Burma at the end of the month (jan2012) and rent a motorcycle to travel around the country. can anyone speak from experience as to the problems i will encounter. im told there are no bikes allowed in Rangoon, but that these laws are not often enforced and even less so for tourists. im also wondering if anyone can recommend a place or contact to get a decent bike. thanks from canada j. ...

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mai sai extended visa

Posted by plexo on 5/3/2012 at 09:42

Good Day, I'm looking to get from Chiang Mai to Bagan via Mai Sai crossing and Mandalay Air. Is it possible to get an regular visa at Mai Sai. the only references I've come across are the visa limited to Tachiliek. Thanks ...

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Burma Struggling with Tourism Boom

Posted by scomoore1 on 12/2/2012 at 12:09

According to front page of the Democratic Voice of Burma, a tourism boom is occuring such that hotel vacancies are either way way down, or non-existent. Anyone have any light to shed on this and its implications for independent travelers? Story at ...

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Mae Sot/Myawaddy Border Xing

Posted by AngusW on 9/4/2012 at 16:58

Hi there, Has anyone out there had recent experience crossing from Burma to Thailand via the Mae sot/Myawaddy crossing? Cheers, Angus ...

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Traveling in Today's Burma

Posted by Tilapia on 2/5/2012 at 13:05

This was on the BBC website the other day. Thought it was an interesting look at how it can be for travel in Burma today. It also discusses some of the good and bad points regarding the entire ASEAN region when it comes to tourism. ...

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Burma trip with others

Posted by GGsfo on 30/4/2012 at 14:14

I am travelling alone, but would rather go to Burma with others. Is anyone going for about 10-12 days sometime between June 6-21? I would be happy to join your group or buddy up with someone and do a trip. ...

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Advice on 26 day trip

Posted by greenings on 29/4/2012 at 08:47

We are a couple of 63 year olds planning for our 26 day trip to Myanmar next January. We are used to travelling independently and want to keep our schedule as free as possible but realise from this forum that some booking ahead is going to be essential. Our options seem to be to book a whole package from a local agent, which would be expensive and rather limiting, or just booking enough to get us started. At the moment, our thoughts are to book in advance the hotel in Yangon and a flight on to ...

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Seeking Advice on Myanmar Itinerary

Posted by valerie1213 on 10/4/2012 at 13:35

eedback on Iternerary in Myanmar--Would LOVE help! We'll be in Myanmar for 18 days (April-May). We would love feedback and advice on the following itinerary (including stuff we shouldn't miss). THANK YOU! Yangon Day 1-2 --thoughts on Beautyland II? --want to see the synagogue, markets, etc. Anything else we shouldn't miss? We'll only be in Yagon for 24 hours. Bagan Day 2-4 --flight into Nyaung U, and then car to Bagan. Should we book ...

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Burma Myanmar Roads to Kachin and Shan Areas

Posted by burmabound on 12/4/2012 at 04:39

Can anyone tell me if the road from Lasio up to Muse on the China border is open to tourists? Or alternatively from Bhamo to Muse? Has anyone been on the roads going north or north east from Myitkyina? ...

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Travel buddy??

Posted by hellokitty264 on 8/4/2012 at 23:35

I guess its a long shot as its short notice but I am wondering is anyone here going to be in Burma in the next few days and is looking for someone to travel with? Ive been travelling in South East Asia for 5 months and have just about enough money to see one more country! I would love to see Burma but it would be great to have someone to travel with as it doesnt seem so easy to meet people here. Im currently in Kuala Lumpur and considering flying to Yangon at the weekend... ...

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Burma Itineracy advice

Posted by AngusW on 4/4/2012 at 19:48

Hey all, So I'm planning a quick trip through Burma to see Bagan. Something like Yangon - Bagan - Chang Mai (somehow!) I want to end up in Chang Mai by going across the border overland. Can you give me any advice to best way of achieving this? Thanks! ...

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