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Myanmar, a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by China, Thailand, India, Laos and Bangladesh.

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Is it possible to travel through Burma (Myanmar), entering at one border crossing and exiting at another?

I know that it is possible to enter Burma/Myanmar from several border crossing with neighbouring countries, and I'm pretty sure that from some of them at least you do not have to be on a package tour. ...
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Identify this place in Myanmar

I'm trying to identify this Myanmar place. This appears in a local (Spanish) travel magazine promoting a Myanmar trip but doesn't have a legend. Do you know where is it?
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Are there still parts of Burma that are off-limits to tourists?

When I visited Burma (Myanmar) in 2006 large parts of the country were not accessible to foreign tourists or you needed special permits to visit certain regions. I've heard things have changed in the ...
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Are there any bungee jumping sites in Myanmar?

What it says in the tin: are there any bungee jumping sites - preferably in the Irrawady or Central Myanmar region - that are open throughout out the year as opposed to open as special events?
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Southern Myanmar - Travel restrictions as of late 2015?

How far south can I travel by bus or car, without the need to take any boat/cruise and without any permits? Lonely Planet Myanmar (print edition, Aug 1 2014) says: But briefly Googling, I find one ...
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What is the price range to rent a motorbike in Myanmar for a day?

I've been reading several blogs, guide books and magazines and I'm a bit confused about what is the right price range to pay for rent a motorbike (scooter) one day (24 hours). For instance, in Vietnam ...
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How fast is the mobile network (3G) in Myanmar (in February 2016)?

I found out on OpenSignal.com that the 3G coverage is very good coverage in the cities Yangon, Naypyitaw & Mandalay. Outside of these cities, things seem to be rather "different". What I wonder ...
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What is the southernmost border crossing from Thailand to Myanmar that's open to foreigners?

There's a range of land border crossings between Thailand and Myanmar, but I'm having trouble finding solid info on them to choose which one to use. I'll be coming from Krabi, so I want the closest ...
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Where should I go in Yangon to buy computer parts / electronics?

I own a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and I've forgotten my charger back home. I'm currently in Yangon and was wondering if there's an "electronics quarter" in town with a high density of computer parts / ...
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Is the Lao / Myanmar border slated to open soon for foreigners?

I'm 99% sure that the border between Laos and Burma (Myanmar) is still closed for foreign travellers, especially for entering Burma from Laos. I'm pretty sure that I have read now and again about ...
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What curfews, if any, exist in Myanmar at present?

I am currently looking to travel to Myanmar (Burma) and had read about some curfews. I was wondering if this is still the case because I couldn't find a great deal of information on them being lifted ...
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Where exactly is the Myanmar consulate in Kunming, China?

Yesterday I thought I'd wander down to the Myanmar consulate here in Kunming to ask them for more details about getting a visa and visiting by crossing the land border with China. My hostel (The Hump)...
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What hours are taxis available at Yangon Airport?

I will be traveling to Yangon, Myanmar in March. My flight arrives at 10:50 pm on a Friday night. I imagine it will take me some time to go through Customs and Immigration and gather my luggage, ...
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Crossing border from India to Myanmar

I know that India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway is still under construction and may become operational later this year. However I came to know that it is still possible to cross the India–...
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Inle lake entrance fee

Do you have to pay the entrance fee if you only want to visit the lake? We are not interested in visit the pagodas, but we would like to visit the area (may be do the Inle-Kalaw trek). Will they ask ...
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Is Kew Pha Wok an official Thai-Myanmar border crossing?

In 2018, we (a party consisting of Thai and European citizens) visited Kew Pha Wok where we were allowed to cross the border without showing much official documentation or getting stamped. One person ...
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Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019?

Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the American Automobile Association (AAA)? Myanmar used to be in 2016-issued international ...
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Is it illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and if so, who gets punished (lessor or lessee) and what's the penalty?

I have read some unsupported claims regarding whether it is illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and what happens to the lessor and lessee if the police catches them ...
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Can I apply for a US visa in Myanmar as an Indian citizen?

I am a Indian passport holder. I am in Myanmar (Burma). Can I get a visa for the USA from here?
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Is it possible to go overland from Yangon to Kathmandu?

How can I get to Kathmandu from Myanmar using land transport?
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What documents do I need to do a visa run at Thailand/Myanmar border?

I'm having a hard time figuring out what documents I need to provide when I show up at the Burmese border to do a Thai visa run. According to http://www.mip.gov.mm/portfolio/the-required-terms-and-...
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Tourist cell phone use in Myanmar

Most countries allow you to purchase SIMS at the airport for cell phone use in the country. Can you do this in Yangon airport (RGN)?
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Are there any luggage lockers in Yangon (Rangoon)?

My flight arrives to Yangon at 10:00 and I want to go directly to Mandalay this night by train. Normally when I do something like this I leave my backpack at the train station or somewhere else, but ...
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Can I travel to Burma/Myanmar over land across the border from China?

I'm currently in Kunming and there is a Myanmar consulate here. I'm assuming most people fly. I know there has been some quite recent trouble in the area. But is it still possible to visit Myanmar ...
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Thailand to Myanmar, easiest border crossing

I will be heading back to Myanmar from Southern Thailand to complete some video work. Which is the easiest border crossing south of Bangkok and Yangon. I want to go to Myeik and Dawei to take some ...
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Where can I find a map of songthaew lines in Yangon?

There exist some detailed maps for buses in Yangon (example (mirror)). Where can I find similar maps for songthaews in Yangon? I saw many songthaews in Yangon (video example taken near Danyingon ...
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Why are there some mini-trucks blasting psy/techno music while driving around Yangon?

I have seen many mini-trucks blasting (> 90 dB) psy/techno music while driving around Yangon with some decent sound system. Example from https://youtu.be/gCdgRT2f63k?t=13: Why are there some mini-...
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Who checks whether one has paid the Bagan Entry Fee, and in which location(s) such checks are performed?

Non-Burmese citizens visiting Bagan, Myanmar have to pay the Bagan Entry Fee (25k kyats in November 2019, a.k.a. tourist fee or Bagan Archaeological Zone fee). The fee may be paid, for example, at the ...
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Where can I find the up-to-date schedule for the Yangon Circular Train?

Where can I find the up-to-date schedule for the Yangon Circular Train? I've seen some old pictures and blog posts but I don't know: whether the schedule still applies, whether the end-of-2019 ...
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Is the Kawthoung/Ranong pass passable in August?

According to wikivoyage, there are 4 open border crossing points between Myanmar and Thailand. Our first idea was to cross the "Three Pagoda Pass" near Kanchanabury but it say that it's not open for ...
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How far in advance before journey date can train tickets in Myanmar be bought?

I reached out to travel agency based in Myanmar to look into reserving train tickets from Yangon to Mandalay, and they came back with this: [The request] will be submitted to the ticket issuer a ...
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What are the limitations (durations + maximum data use) of the free Wi-Fi at Yangon International Airport (RNG)?

Yangon International Airport (RNG) offers free Wi-Fi (SSID: Wifi@YIA, Wifi@YIA2 and Wifi@YIA3 depending on whether one is located in terminal 1, 2 or 3 a.k.a. domestic) What are the limitations (...
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Is there any free WiFi network available at Nyaung-U Airport (NYU)?

Is there any free WiFi network available at Nyaung-U Airport (NYU) (near Bagan, Myanmar)?
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What is the cheapest way to get a visa for Myanmar in Chiang Mai?

I'm currently in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. I want to travel to Myanmar overland, so I can not use the online e-visa as it is only valid when arriving by plane at specific airports. I checked ...
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How to get an entry permit for Myanmar in Mae Sai?

While doing research for an upcoming visa run to Myanmar, I was directed to a Wikivoyage article that indicates that Thai citizens can enter Myanmar without a passport: If you are a Thai citizen, ...
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Must non-Burmese citizens staying at hotels in Myanmar register with local authorities? If so, how?

I read on https://qz.com/113211/myanmars-hotels-are-full-but-its-banning-homestays-because-of-unmannered-foreigners/ (mirror): By law, people staying at hotels must register with local authorities. ...
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Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Yangon Circular Train?

Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Yangon Circular Train?
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Is it possible for EU passport holders to cross the border Laos-Myanmar somewhere conventiently overland?

Is it possible for EU passport holders to cross the border Laos-Myanmar somewhere conveniently overland? I would like to go from Laos to Myanmar by land if it's possible to go there now. Does anyone ...
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Myanmar : Malaria pills for february/march

I'll be visiting Myanmar during February and March and was wondering how necessary is for me to take Malaria pills (I heard about nasty side effects). I will not go camping or sleeping outside but ...
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How to organise a homestay in Myanmar?

My wife and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia over a long period (~5 months). One of my goals of this trip is to try and engage with locals, to learn about their language, culture and just ...
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How can one reserve a car at Bagan City prior to entering Myanmar?

I (French citizen with French, US and international driving licenses) would like to reserve a car for ~24 hours in Bagan City, Myanmar. I'm not in Myanmar yet and I would like to book the car before ...
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As a non-Burmese citizen, do I have to pay the Bagan Entry Fee when I exit Nyaung-U Airport (NYU), or does that depend on where I am heading to?

As a non-Burmese citizen, do I have to blindly pay the Bagan Entry Fee (25k kyats in November 2019, a.k.a. tourist fee or Bagan Archaeological Zone fee) when I exit Nyaung-U Airport (NYU) (near Bagan, ...
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Can one purchase a SIM card at Bagan Nyaung-U Airport (NYU)?

Can one purchase a SIM card at Bagan Nyaung-U Airport (NYU)? What I found so far: I wasn't able to find any official website for Bagan Nyaung-U Airport (NYU). I didn't find any information by ...
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Thai MVE Visa at Yangon embassy

Is it possible to apply for a Thai MEV (Multiple Entry Tourist Visa) at the Thai Embassy in Yangon ? I can only see the "single entry tourist visa" option on their website. Thanks!
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How does one prove one has sufficient funds for one's period of stay in Myanmar when entering with an e-visa?

I read on the e-visa for Myanmar: How does one prove one has sufficient funds for one's period of stay in Myanmar when entering with an e-visa?
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Can one purchase a SIM card at Yangon International Airport (RNG) between 1 AM and 8 AM?

Can one purchase a SIM card at Yangon International Airport (RNG) between 1 AM and 8 AM? What I have found so far: I couldn't find information on https://yangonairport.aero. On https://www....
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Identify this waterfall in Myanmar

Planning my next trip to Myanmar I've found this image in this website. According to the site this should belong to one of these places: Yangon, Putao, Machanbaw, Myitkyina, Myitsone or Indawgyi Lake,...
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Does one have to present a paper version of one's e-visa when entering Myanmar with an e-visa, or is showing it on a phone/tablet/laptop accepted?

E-visas for Myanmar state: You are required to bring this Visa Approval Letter with you as Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population requires you to produce it for verification when you arrive ...
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Does one have to keep the printed e-visa that the immigration agent stamped upon entering Myanmar?

Upon entering Myanmar with an e-visa, the immigration agent stamps the printed e-visa (the e-visa that is sent by email to e-visa applicants). Does one have to keep the printed e-visa that the ...
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Border crossing from Tachilek to Mae Sai

We're planning a trip from Myanmar to Chiang Mai in Thailand. The current idea is to fly from Heho to Tachilek, then cross the border to Mae Sai and take a bus (preferably on the same day) from there. ...