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    • Travel from Yangon to Bago .

      Bago Sep 14, 2015 at 10:19 AM

      We will be on a cruise. My husband and I want to go from Yangon to Bago one day, round trip . What is the quickest and least expensive way to do that? Thank you! Janice

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      Burma Sep 28, 2015 at 12:38 AM

      Already purchased the flights and now preparing the itinerary, I know the country is changing fast so i have a couple of questions if you have been to Myanmar recently.

      1. I am told that the money changers are not so fussy about brand sparkling new dollar notes any longer, and slightly used once are now accepted. Is this true? I would assume money changers deal with pounds and euros. And are ATMs are widely available in all towns and cities.

      2. It looks as if there is a shortage of accommodation due to the influx of tourists and prices are high, but should i book accommodation a couple of months in advance, or is it still possible to turn up and find a room ? Did you have any problems with advanced bookings when you arrived at the accommodation.

      3. We will be flying into Rangoon at 8.30 am . Would it be possible to purchase train tickets to Mandalay for that evening. OR bus tickets if train is full?

      4. Looks like long distance buses travel during the night. I am hoping to get the best buses available so are they air-conditioned ? I am led to believe that it can get very cold on the roads at night. . Do we need jackets and sweaters?

      5. We plan on staying at Pyin Oo Lwin and we would like to see the Goteik Viaduct. Rather than taking the train in both directions would there be a bus to or back from Nawngpeng on the far side of the viaduct. The train crosses the viaduct at lunchtime so the bus/pick-up/share taxi would have to be around that time.

      6. I understand that trains, hotels, entrance fees and tours can be paid in Kyat now. What has to be paid in dollars?


    • ship to rangoon

      Rangoon Sep 13, 2015 at 8:36 PM

      i have read that it takes an hour to get from the ship to the city of rangoon. is that true? if we do not book a cruise excursion are there other day tours we might get from the dock? thank you! janice

    • Why not Myanmar?

      Burma Oct 5, 2015 at 8:35 AM

      Isn't that the name of the country now? Why is VT using Burma?

    • 2.5 days transfer time from Mandalay airport to Bagan!

      by Go-east Online Now Jun 17, 2015 at 4:03 AM

      Hi, I have planned those days for a transfer which normally takes about 8 hours by private car. I would like to see more of the countyside and not staying in Mandalay. Places like Sa Ley, Chauk, Magwe look interesting. Furthermore Hsale, close to Yenangyuang but no idea if still jeep and/or 4 wheel drive is needed. I think about staying mostly on the east side of the river unless.... Now my question
      Any other interesting places to see or is 2.5 days much too long?
      Have to say, that later on I have more time to spent in Bagan and around Mandalay!
      Your suggestions are highly appreciated.
      Thank you very much

      5 Answers Jun 28, 2015 at 10:04 PM
    • How to get from Bagan to Pindaya Cave?

      by gagaga Online Now Dec 31, 2014 at 1:31 AM

      I need to figure out how to get from Bagan to Golden Cave in Pindaya and there doesn´t seem to be a bus... Does anyone have a tip for this?

      Thank you so much and Happy New Year!!!!

      1 Answer Dec 31, 2014 at 3:36 AM
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      Air KBZ flights to Bagan

      by phingy Online Now Jul 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM


      I have been looking at Air KBZ website and noted that the winter tickets from Yangon to Bagan are already available. Has anyone flew with Air KBZ before and how reliable is their service in terms of timing and delays?



      5 Answers Oct 31, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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      When can I start booking YGN-BGN-YGN winter air tickets?

      by phingy Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 2:37 AM

      Hello all!

      I have booked a December trip to Yangon and Bagan. Just wondering how soon can I buy the return plane tickets to Bagan? When does the winter ticket get released and how is the best way to buy?

      Appreciate any advice! Thanks!

      4 Answers Jul 7, 2014 at 3:48 AM
    • Mid-range hotel in Old Bagan

      by tomelliott1984 Online Now Oct 26, 2011 at 4:03 AM


      Can anyone recommend a decent hotel in Old Bagan for around30-$40? I've tried researching on the internet but can only find the high end hotels.

      I currently have a reservation in New Bagan but have since been advised to find somewhere in Old Bagan for convenience.

      Thanks in advance.


      4 Answers Nov 10, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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      Balloon ride

      by stamporama Online Now Sep 28, 2010 at 4:25 PM

      I'm looking into a possible trip to Myanmar and Bagan is definitely on my list. From the tips and insights of people who've been there the impression I get is the best (but most expensive) thing to do there is to ride the early morning hot air balloon. Is this thing really worth the price ($300)? I assume that only one company has a monopoly of this service?

      4 Answers Sep 30, 2010 at 2:19 AM
    • need guide(non professional) in bagan during 13-19 feb08

      by rungtip Online Now Jan 10, 2008 at 12:26 AM


      I and my husband will be in Bagan during 13-19/02/08 we would like to have someone who can speak english to help us communicate with locals, we pay your reasonable wage include meal,student is also welcome.

      please email me at

      thank you

      2 Answers Jan 31, 2008 at 10:54 PM
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      Domestic Flight From Yangon to Bagan

      by veco_notebook Online Now Apr 10, 2007 at 11:19 PM

      Do you know any site where I can do online booking for my Yangon - Bagan - Yangon flights?


      5 Answers Apr 27, 2007 at 7:06 PM
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      Myanmar - Bagan Hotels

      by MariusG Online Now Nov 3, 2006 at 6:45 AM

      I tried to book a hotel in Old Bagan, but all the hotels with good recommendations in my price range - Tharabar Gate, Thiripyitsaya Sakura and Bagan Hotel are fully booked for the dates that I’ll be there; the only vacancies are at Serenity Hotel and I have no info about it.
      Any experience with it, anyone?
      Thank you,

      7 Answers Dec 17, 2006 at 6:28 AM
    • Independent bike tours of Bagan

      by globetrotter77 Online Now Sep 9, 2006 at 9:15 AM

      Does anyone know of any companies or locals that operate bike tours in Bagan? Or is it relatively easy to go off on your own and explore?

      3 Answers Sep 13, 2006 at 5:39 AM
    • Cycling in Bagan

      by globetrotter77 Online Now Sep 2, 2006 at 7:46 PM


      Has anyone been cycling in Bagan recently? I have heard its a great place to explore by bike and wondered if anyone could give me some info on where to rent a bike from, cost etc? Even names of guesthouses that can rent bikes out would be helpful.



      5 Answers May 15, 2011 at 9:03 PM
    • Bagan in a day?

      by falkna Online Now Dec 4, 2005 at 5:53 PM

      Hi there

      I will be in Bagan in January 2006. Planning only to spend 2 nights there which will mean one full day around bagan. Can anyone recommend what to see, best sunrise and sunset positions. What is the best way around the whole area? Cart or bicycle?


      5 Answers Sep 13, 2006 at 5:48 AM
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      Meeting up in Bagan(Pagan)?

      by AyurinHiro Online Now Feb 5, 2005 at 5:16 AM

      Hi! I & my husband are now planning a trip to Myanmar! And we would like to meet up with VTers living or traveling there :-) We will arrive at Bagan on March 19 evening (Saturday) , and will leave at noon on March 21 Monday. Let's meet up! (How about having dinner together?) Possible meeting dates are... March 19 Saturday (night) in Bagan March 20 Sunday (evening till night) in Bagan March 21 Monday (morning) in Bagan Or March 21 Monday (afternoon till night ) in Yangon Hope to see you! Ayurin & Hiro

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      Let's meet up in Bagan! (March 19 or 20 or 21)

      by AyurinHiro Online Now Nov 20, 2004 at 8:52 PM

      Hi! I & my husband are now planning a trip to Myanmar! And we would like to meet up with VTers living or traveling there :-) We will arrive at Bagan at 18:45 on March 19 Saturday, and will leave at noon on March 21 Monday. Let's meet up! (How about having dinner together?) Possible meeting dates are... March 19 Saturday (night) March 20 Sunday (evening till night) March 21 Monday (morning) Hope to see you! Ayurin & Hiro