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Old 28-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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Anyone been to Myanmar?

Anything much to do as a tourist there?
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Old 29-05-2010, 09:35 AM   #2
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Mainly sightseeing , eco tourism. But i suggest from June to Oct is not a good time to travel. Moonsoon season in Myanmar. Dec to Feb is the best.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Of course there's lots to see and do, but whether it interests you is another matter
The people, the cultures, the temples & pagodas (lots of it), these are the highlights for me.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Of course there's lots to see and do, but whether it interests you is another matter
The people, the cultures, the temples & pagodas (lots of it), these are the highlights for me.
youve been there? tour group or f&e?
can share itinerary?
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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Need to get a visa which lasts for 90 days so u don't want to get it too far out.

People there are very nice and tons of pagodas.
Beaches look very nice without all the commercialization.

The place still lacks infrastructure but they are getting there.
Changes are already coming in fast.

The Chinese Myanmar girls are hot! Haha
Some of them look really good.
Saw a couple which I would have thought were Korean movie stars.

Definitely recommend Myanmar.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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youve been there? tour group or f&e?
can share itinerary?
I just came back from backpacking trip last year 25/11 - 16/12

Like the prev poster said, changes are happening fast and many many tourists are rushing into the barely coping infrastructure.

I did the usual circuit with further trips north but I didn't goto the beaches.... not a beach person

Yangon - Inle Lake - Mandalay - Hsipaw - Bagan - Kyaiktiyo - Yangon

If you are into landscape photography, Bagan's light is incredible. If you are into portraits, the whole country is incredible
My photo gallery is here :
Myanmar 2012

And I've shared some portraits in clubsnap here :
Faces of Myanmar

As the prev poster said, definitely recommend Myanmar
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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I guess eco tourism and also to experience the uniqueness of such a country... very surreal.
The culture is unique and special. Food is also special, most of the food is mushy version of our zhap chai pung. Although I went to a Singapore restaurant one of the days. I spent a day around Shwedagon Pagoda. The floors around there is stained with beetle nut reddish ink (from the SPITS) ...

We stayed at Thamada Hotel (yes sound funny like Ta Ma De)
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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just came back from myanmar. did the classic route of yangon bagan mandalay kalaw lake inle.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #9
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We stayed at Thamada Hotel (yes sound funny like Ta Ma De)

website can't load. is this Thamada Hotel in Yangon the same?
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Old 28-01-2013, 10:13 AM   #10
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just came back from myanmar. did the classic route of yangon bagan mandalay kalaw lake inle.
I did the same 2 years ago. Fantastic. One of my best trip so far in Asia with Sri Lanka.

If you want to avoid the crowd, it's time to go coz the countryu is opening very fast now.

Hopefully, the areas that were restricted in the past will open as well. So much to see there...
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:37 AM   #11
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just came back from myanmar. did the classic route of yangon bagan mandalay kalaw lake inle.
how long shld i spend in Myanmar if i also want to do this route?
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Old 29-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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i would say 12days depending on ur style of travel. from kalaw to inle lake u can do a 3d2n trek. tt will lengthen your stay abit.
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Old 31-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #13
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no wonder jetstar flights all tue/ thur
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Old 16-03-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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any1 going there after tis june ? thinking of going there.
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Old 19-03-2013, 09:43 AM   #15
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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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