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Old 06-11-2013, 12:13 AM   #61
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Sorry I mean can one of us go and apply for both? Thx.
You should be able to. Afterall, that's what the travel agency does on your behalf right? But you really should just give the Myanmar embassy a call and settle your doubts once and for all. It only takes 5 mins.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #62
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yes. can be done.

my fren helped me apply and collect last yr.
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Old 15-11-2013, 11:32 AM   #63
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I went to Myanmar and did the standard circuit as well. Really enjoyed the scenery around Pindaya/Heho area, quite atypical of Southeast Asia.

Posted my travelogue here:

Burmese Days Pt1 - Yangon
Burmese Days Pt2 - Bagan
Burmese Days Pt3 - Pindaya and Inle Lake
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Old 18-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #64
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It is advisable to change more money to kyat or keep in USD for things like food?
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Old 18-11-2013, 10:55 AM   #65
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Myanmar money is not stable
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:41 PM   #66
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Went to Myanmar again a few weeks ago, this time to the remote ancient Buddhist ruins of Mrauk U. It's quite hard to get to but if you have a few extra days to spare in Myanmar, I would recommend coming here.

Guide to the Temples of Mrauk U in Myanmar

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Old 12-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #67
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I went to Myanmar and did the standard circuit as well. Really enjoyed the scenery around Pindaya/Heho area, quite atypical of Southeast Asia.

Posted my travelogue here:

Burmese Days Pt1 - Yangon
Burmese Days Pt2 - Bagan
Burmese Days Pt3 - Pindaya and Inle Lake

You went there in 2010? Myanmar has changed a lot, you can see newer cars and alot of traffic jam compare to old day
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Old 13-03-2014, 03:17 PM   #68
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yeah i noticed. was there again 2 weeks ago (for mrauk u) and the change has been massive!
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:34 PM   #69
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Going to yangon for 4 days. Any itinerary to suggest? Which area/place is convenient to stay?
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:52 PM   #70
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Going to yangon for 4 days. Any itinerary to suggest? Which area/place is convenient to stay?
I spent a full day in Yangon and the only one place I would unreservedly recommend is Shewdagon Pagoda, which is best visited during day and night. Since I was on a escorted tour, I didn't take the Circular train, which by all accounts is an experience. Just walking around the city area looking at the street hawkers, old colonial buildings, streetside bookshops and people is very enjoyable too.

I would think four days is probably too much. If you can, book an early flight out to Bagan about half an hour away. It's a whole different world there and the plains of Bagan with hundreds of pagodas is one of the best sights I have ever seen.
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I spent a full day in Yangon and the only one place I would unreservedly recommend is Shewdagon Pagoda, which is best visited during day and night. Since I was on a escorted tour, I didn't take the Circular train, which by all accounts is an experience. Just walking around the city area looking at the street hawkers, old colonial buildings, streetside bookshops and people is very enjoyable too.

I would think four days is probably too much. If you can, book an early flight out to Bagan about half an hour away. It's a whole different world there and the plains of Bagan with hundreds of pagodas is one of the best sights I have ever seen.
Bagan 2 days enough?
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Bagan 2 days enough?
Yes enough.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:29 PM   #73
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Yes enough.
Have to bring USD there or pay in their currency? By the way you have any recommendations for where to stay in Bagan & Yangon?
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:49 PM   #74
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Have to bring USD there or pay in their currency? By the way you have any recommendations for where to stay in Bagan & Yangon?
Yes need to bring USD and change to their currency at the airport. Bills need to be free of creases and tear or they may be rejected. For hotels best to check with your local agent. When i went two years ago, there were not enough good hotels in Yangon, so you get poor value for relatively old hotels. But many new hotels were being built since. Bagan i stayed at Thazin Garden which was ok.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #75
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bring SGD to change at the airport can alr....they are more strict to USD, they only accept USD notes in 90% new condition, which is a nightmare.

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Bring SGD, change at yangon airport to kyat, probably bring some USD for spare use.

Change the left over kyat to SGD in yangon airport before you left.
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