"Myanmar" Top 5 Page for this destination Burma by grets
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I am not prepared to go into the right or wrong about travel to Myanmar, or its political correctness.
I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Myanmar and found the people very friendly, a fascinating culture, lack of tourism and some amazing architecture.
I wrote a diary during our travels, and most of the tips are taken from that, interspersed with some facts from various sources.
Day 1 - Fly to Bangkok
Day 2 - Fly to Yangon
Day 3 - In Yangon
Day 4 - Fly to Mandalay.
Day 5 - Amarapura & Sagaing
Day 6 - Irrawaddy River Cruise
Day 7 - Irrawaddy River Cruise
Day 8 - Bagan. Mount Popa
Day 9 - Balloon flight over temples. Bagan
Day 10 - Flight to Heho. Inle Lake
Day 11 I- nle Lake. Drive to Pindaya
Day 12 - Trekking to hilltribe villages. Overnight in Monastery
Day 13 - Trek back to Pindaya
Day 14 - Flight to Yangon. Ferry to Twante
Day 15 - To Kyaktiyo
Day 16 - Return to Yangon, flight to Bangkok, flight to London
The above itineray was changed for a couple of reasons:
We decided to go to Twante on Day 3 as there was the Festival of Light on Day 14 - a great day for visiting Shwedagon Pagoda.
I ended up with very bad bronchitis as well as dysentery, so the trek was cancelled and time spent in Pindaya instead.
- Pros:People, architecture and culture. Shwedagon, one of the most magical places on earth
- Cons:Political situation
- In a nutshell:Make your own mind up about going
We have only probably travelled about 10 miles on the long journey towards the airport to catch this evening's flight,... more travel advice
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