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The same page on Wikitravel as referenced in Zeocrash's answer continues: As of March 2007, travel beyond Kengtung to the rest of Myanmar is not possible, even with a valid tourist visa Kengtung is a town several hours by bus from the Thai border. We stayed there for a few days and then took a domestic flight to Inle Lake. You can also fly to ...


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The Lao Myanmar Friendship Bridge opened back in May, connecting Luang Namtha Province in Laos to Talicheck District in Myanmar. One of its initial purposes was to increase tourism, but I have seen nothing that confirms foreigners are able to cross yet. Perhaps when ASEAN kicks in in 2016 it will become an open entry point for foreigners, but right now it ...


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it seems that it's very dificult to enter Burma by land, legally. As for illegally, well burmese prisons aren't particularly nice. Hopping across the Thai border into Myanmar's border towns is easy, but crossing into or out of Myanmar proper by land varies between difficult and impossible. Visa-free entry is possible at some border crossings, ...


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The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office note that night time curfews still exist in many areas but can change at short notice. You are advised to make inquiries locally about any existing curfews. A night-time curfew remains in place in parts of central and northern Rakhine State, including Sittwe and Mrauk U, between 10pm and 5am. Timings of the curfew ...


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According to Wikitravel: Various insurgent groups continue to operate in the Shan, Mon, Chin (Zomi), and Karen States of Myanmar, along the Thai and Chinese borders. Travel to these regions generally requires a government permit. The government also restricts travel to Kayah State, Rakhine State and Kachin state due to insurgent activity. However ...


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Yes there are booths from mobile providers at the airport. You can also get SIMs at mobile shops in the city.


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Laos-Myanmar bridge awaits juristic acts Laos-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Luang Namtha province in the northern parts of the country has yet to become an official international border as the juristic acts between the two countries have not been completed. Pending the completion of the requisite juristic acts to be passed, it has now opened as a ...


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You could buy SIM card at the Yangon International Airport as soon as you arrive. Or you could even find it near the shore of the Airport. Most of they sell are ** Ooredoo, Telenor and MPT **. All sim price are under $2 dollar. You could get free over 1 hours from Ooredoo and Telenor as soon as you buy them. But those Ooredoo and Telenor are not ...


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It turns out two of the addresses refer to the same place! The site must have been redeveloped recently with new, internal roads. The consulate is not located in a park as it seems from Google Maps. I believe the area is a special consular zone. It seems to only contain a Lao consulate and a Myanmar consulate so far. There's also an official Chinese office ...


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According to reviews on Tripadvisor: yes, there are always taxis at Yangon airport: No problem at all, there's always Taxis - at night they're actually even cheaper as there's less traffic (general rule in Yangon nowadays) - 7000-9000 Kyat would be an acceptable price to downtown! If you use the Taxi booth mentioned by Dave, it's less hassle but ...


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That is more or less correct. Tickets are available starting 5 days before departure and have to be bought in person. Travel agencies can act as a proxy to buy on your behalf, but they also have to physically go to the train station to buy your ticket. I would guess this agency's specification of dates has been simply padded a bit to cover things like ...


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According to their website, the address is supposed to be No.99, Ying Bin Lu, GuanDu Qu, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China Off : +86-871- 816 2806, 816 2814 Fax : +86-871 816 2803 Email : mcgkunming.cn@gmail.com That's in a park, here, on google maps. The pointer description (缅甸联邦驻昆明总领事馆) stands for "Consulate General of the Union of Myanmar ...


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The nasty side effects are more likely from mefloquine than from atovaquone/proguanil or doxycycline. Given "trekking" you should definitely take prophylaxis - and be sure to start the course before you arrive in Myanmar. I (no doctor!) would advise against mefloquine, though that is cheaper. The side effects can be nasty (in my case vision quite badly ...


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There are many places that are completely off travel in Myanmar (Burma). There are some places you can reach only via specific means of transportation (e.g. by air, or by boat). Then there are some that you can go to if you obtained the adequate permit from the MTT (Myanmar Travels and Tours, government agency) or if you are part of an organized tour with a ...


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For those who enter from one border and depart from another border point to a different country, it is possible in Tachileik-Mae Sai, Thailand border and Muse-Shwe Li, China border (vice versa).


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In big cities like Yangon,Bagan and Mandalay, I don't see any night-time curfew. But since electricity is limited, most of lights are off.


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About the best information I can find is on a tour operator website, which says: China crossing To cross the land border at Ruili (known as Shweli in Burmese and located in China’s Yunnan Province) / Muse (Myanmar, Shan State), you will need to arrange a special tour package by filling out this form; the package will include a guide and ...


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The Myanmar entry permits granted at Mae Sai/Tachileik are not full-fledged visas: they're only good for 14 days and do not allow travel elsewhere in Myanmar, and this is enforced by them keeping your passport! On the upside, they're granted to anybody with a crisp 10-spot and a pulse, and I suspect that second requirement is optional. Details at ...


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The day after I used one of the travel agencies to get the visa in Bangkok for 2200 Bath, I met someone who told me about the new Myanmar consulate in Chiang Mai. I went there the next day and you can get the standard 28 day tourist visa for 800 Bath (3 days) or 1600 Bath (one day). None of the five travel agencies I inquired at told me about this, either ...


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As of March 2016 there is still a lot of conflicting information out there and things are changing rapidly. I spoke to people who when they were in Kawthoung, (the most southern town) were told: "that the road leading north is very bad and it is not advisable for foreigner to take a bus. The boat to Myeik was too dangerous and is not operating anymore, so ...


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I am currently (March 2016) in southern Myanmar and from talking to other travelers it seems possible to travel overland all the way down to Kawthoung by bus. Chances are good I will do just that and I will update my answer later on.


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Yes, you will require a visa unless you have a different passport to the one you implied. (I assumed that you are travelling on an ordinary Burmese/Myanmar passport and you are resident in Burma/Myanmar.) Information as of 06MAR16 / 2206 UTC National Myanmar (MM) /Embarkation Bermuda (BM) Transit USA (US) /Destination Myanmar (MM) ...


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Lots of people go to Namphalong for shopping every day without a visa/passport. It is a porous border unlike the Indo-Pak border where even a flying pigeon is shot down some times due to suspicion. I wont recomend doing this , just wanted you to know that hundreds of people do that every day and it will stop one day. You can cross the border at Moreh into ...


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昆明市彩云北路6800号 缅甸总领事馆 Copy the characters I gave above and give it to the cab driver. Cab driver MUST know it, don't bother with the bus.


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I can suggest you way by air: Move from Putao to Mandalay (flight K7625 Air KBZ) 45m + 1h 15m Move from Mandalay to Keng Tung (flight W9425 Air Bagan) 1h 05m


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I believe Mae Sot / Myawaddy is south of YGN, though not of BKK. As of early this year it was easy and well served (by bus on both sides). It is fairly close to Mawlamyaing. Make sure you have your visa together for entering back into Thailand, if that's your plan. Oddly enough, that might be the stricter direction, these days.


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This may be out of date since Myanmar is changing so rapidly these days, but as of July 2014 there are only two border crossings between southern(-ish) Thailand and Myanmar open to foreigners: Ranong/Kawthaung at Myanmar's southernmost tip, and Three Pagodas Pass north of Kanchanaburi, not really 'south' at all (it's actually a fair bit north of Bangkok) but ...


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The Thai citizen needs to go the municipal office in Mae Sai. To the right of the main building is a small building that issues the permit. There is signage in Thai that will guide your friend to the correct window. I am not sure of the fee, but I think it is around 40 baht.


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There are no documentation requirements to cross into Myanmar for the day from Mae Sai. It costs US$10 or 500 baht (better value in $). The signs say baht, but if you ask the $10 option is available.


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There are some. Kayak State, Kachine state and most of the far northern area which has international borders. However, it is possible to visit if you have the support of a local agency to get the visiting permit sometimes.



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