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Old 19-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #16
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Myanmar has lots of Buddhist temples and pagodas that are astonishing. One should see the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as Golden Rock - it is a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. Another sacred Buddhist structure to see is the Shwedagon Pagoda ( Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda).

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this golden rock very out of the way actually. btw, your package no cheap wor
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Old 19-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #17
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time to bump up this thread again.

Im planning a short trip during the Vesak public holiday. 23rd to 28th May enough to cover Myanmar and Lao (Plains of Jars)?
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Old 19-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #18
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5 days, 1 country and 1 place with no direct flights in another country. Ambitious.
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Old 19-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #19
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5 days, 1 country and 1 place with no direct flights in another country. Ambitious.
Perhaps i shld just give Laos a miss, since it is just a side track of my trip. I will focus on Myanmar then
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Old 19-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #20
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Better. Otherwise you have to fly Yangon-Vientiane-Phonsavan. How frequent are these flights, you can see.
For Myanmar, traveling time by road is long. Try to fly if you are going to visit more than Yangon, for instance, Mandalay or Bagan.
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Old 19-04-2013, 11:17 AM   #21
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You mean booking domestic internal flights?

Anyway i need your advise too.. because i will be having 5 days.. below are the places of interest to me, which should i cancel out if its not possible to cover within my trip.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as Golden Rock
Shwedagon Pagoda or Nay Pyi Taw
Inle Lake
Bagon
Kuthoda Pagoda in Mandalay

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Old 19-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #22
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Doubt it is possible to cover so many places in just 5 days as these places are quite far apart.

Day 1-2 Yangon
Day 3-4 Inle Lake
Day 5 fly back

Alternatively, replace Inle Lake with Mandalay or Bagon/Golden Rock.

I would suggest Inle Lake as it is different from what we have here.

You mean booking domestic internal flights?

Anyway i need your advise too.. because i will be having 5 days.. below are the places of interest to me, which should i cancel out if its not possible to cover within my trip.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as Golden Rock
Shwedagon Pagoda or Nay Pyi Taw
Inle Lake
Bagon
Kuthoda Pagoda in Mandalay

thanks
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You mean booking domestic internal flights?

Anyway i need your advise too.. because i will be having 5 days.. below are the places of interest to me, which should i cancel out if its not possible to cover within my trip.

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as Golden Rock
Shwedagon Pagoda or Nay Pyi Taw
Inle Lake
Bagon
Kuthoda Pagoda in Mandalay

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golden rock is out of the way. can skip.

really ambitious to do yangon - inle lake - bagan - mandalay. in 5days. impossible. even its just touch and go.
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SG passport need to apply visa?
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Old 20-04-2013, 12:53 AM   #25
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SG passport need to apply visa?
unfortunately yes.
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any cheap hotel to recommend in Myanmar, Yangon and Bagan?
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Old 22-04-2013, 02:24 PM   #27
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dear all, pls advise if this is feasible..

Upon reaching Myanmar, head immediately to Bagan & spend 3 days there to explore. Head back to Yangon and hire a car to take to Golden Rock. Most probably will stay a night up there to experience the sunset. When the driver can meet the next morning, will try to visit Bago on the way back. Will spend the next day visiting the sights of Yangon and depart the next day.
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Seems feasible but there is a lot of travel time.

Day 1 Yangon to Bagan
Day 2-4 Bagan
Day 5 Bagan to Yangon to Golden rock
Day 6 Golden rock to Bago to Yangon
Day 7 Yangon
Day 8 Singapore

Is that your plan?
If u have only 5 days, skip Bago and Golden rock or skip Bagan.

When are u going?
It is coming up to monsoon season as well.


dear all, pls advise if this is feasible..

Upon reaching Myanmar, head immediately to Bagan & spend 3 days there to explore. Head back to Yangon and hire a car to take to Golden Rock. Most probably will stay a night up there to experience the sunset. When the driver can meet the next morning, will try to visit Bago on the way back. Will spend the next day visiting the sights of Yangon and depart the next day.
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dear all, pls advise if this is feasible..

Upon reaching Myanmar, head immediately to Bagan & spend 3 days there to explore. Head back to Yangon and hire a car to take to Golden Rock. Most probably will stay a night up there to experience the sunset. When the driver can meet the next morning, will try to visit Bago on the way back. Will spend the next day visiting the sights of Yangon and depart the next day.
i suppose u travel by land for all trips.

do note that land travel isnt exactly fast since myanmar is huge and has generally poor roads. Skip golden rock.
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Seems feasible but there is a lot of travel time.

Day 1 Yangon to Bagan
Day 2-4 Bagan
Day 5 Bagan to Yangon to Golden rock
Day 6 Golden rock to Bago to Yangon
Day 7 Yangon
Day 8 Singapore

Is that your plan?
If u have only 5 days, skip Bago and Golden rock or skip Bagan.

When are u going?
It is coming up to monsoon season as well.
Hi i was thinking of going during the vesak day public holiday week..
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