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Getty Images: The giant reclining Buddha of the Zinathukha pagoda surrounded by the jungle and stupas. This reclining Buddha, of which the concrete structure is 200 metres long and 40 metres high and the unfinished construction started in 1992, is reportedly the largest of its kind in the world. This in the town of Mudon, Mon State, Myanmar.


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The entrance fee is collected by the government from a little police booth by the side of the road that leads to the lake, before you get to Nyaungshwe. It is not collected at temples or at other places, and is actually a fee to visit the entire "architectural zone" rather than an entrance fee for specific attractions. All visitors to the Inle Lake area are ...


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Yes, such a trip is doable, via India. Reasoning the route Outdated: As I wrote in this post, it is currently impossible to reach Nepal via land from China, leaving only border crossings with India in question. Update: The route from Tibet into Nepal is open again, meaning that you could in theory also consider routes via China. However the option via ...


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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 Mandalay ...


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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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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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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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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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Replying myself after getting some feedback on a facebook post, here are the testimonies: Sorry for the quick and dirty post, doing this my phone. Will edit this later.


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As Έρικ Κωνσταντόπουλος, I doubt that Irrawaddy or Central region have bungee-jumping capabilities, but not based on an undated article that mentions "it may just be a matter of time". In my case I doubt anywhere in Myanmar yet offers bungee jumping on a regular basis. From the same site as that article (Myanmar Burma.com) the question is posed: ...


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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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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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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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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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I was in Myanmar in March 2016. First of all, there is no pass at Kawthoung/Ranong, you take a small boat to cross the Kra Buri inlet/river, it takes 30min or so. I travelled from Hpa-An, north of Mawlamyine all the way down to Kawthoung, the road is actually pretty good because it was rebuild recently. There were two small constructions sites on the way, ...


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According to the US State Department: You must schedule an appointment for your visa interview, generally, at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate, but be aware that it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your place of permanent residence. So the ...


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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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Myamar Offers Fine Bungee-Jumping Sites You can bungee-jump from almost anywhere—towers, jagged cliffs and even helicopters. So it may just be a matter of time before extreme sports enthusiasts can take the plunge in Myanmar. image source from: jumpintheair.com Although this country’s tourism industry is still in its infancy, it’s ...


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Ridetheworld lists two motorcycle rental locations in Myanmar together with a location map, although I'm not sure if it's accurate. Mandalay Motorcycle Rental offers scooters starting from approximately US$8 per day. Myanmar Bike Rental offers scooters starting from approximately US$5 per day. A three year old thread on lonely planet claims that hiring ...


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Depends on what exactly you mean by "official", but no, you can't legally continue from there to the rest of Myanmar. There are only four border crossings open to foreigners between Thailand and Myanmar, and Kew Pha Wok is not one of them: https://www.go-myanmar.com/arriving-and-departing-over-land (not an official source, mind you, but Myanmarese ...


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It's not much of a "quarter" but this map suggests there's a few stores between the 5th and 11th wards, with more a little bit scattered around. This listing suggests there's a few to be found in a block between 50th and 50th lower street, around Sule Pagoda, as far west as Bo Ywe Road. Very few of these actually have websites (though some list a phone ...


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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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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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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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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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I rented a scooter for 24 hours in March 2016, we paid 8000 Kyat (about 6.20 Euro / 7 USD) . This was for an automatic scooter (new model) at a proper place with paperwork and everything. Manual scooters are cheaper but I don't remember exact prices. Also this was in a town in the deep south, not many tourists there. In Bagan and Inle lake prices may be ...


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