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      Best national parks in Burma (Myanmar)?

      Myanmar (Burma) Nov 13, 2016 at 10:31 AM

      Hello!

      I'm planning to go maybe in Burma in winter and I'd like to visit some national parks. Burma seems to be a particularly untouched wildlife-rich country but sadly I found very little informations about the national parks in this country...

      - I'm planning to go above all in the center of the country and along the Tenasserim peninsula. Including of course the apparently beautiful Lampi Marine National Park. About this park: is it easy to find ferries to go on Lampi Island or maybe on the surrounding islets (such as Cockscomb Island) to practice snorkelling? What are the best spots for snorkelling/scuba diving in Burma?

      - I love rainforest, hiking, mountains, mangroves (canoe), etc... Can you suggest me some some nice natural places to have this kind of environment in Burma and of course observe wildlife?

      - I'd love to explore the Khakaborazi National Park. I guess I'm not enough experienced to climb the summit of course (5881 m sounds a bit perillous for me!) but I'd like to hike all around on the first foothills to see maybe some snow-capped mountains, cloud forests and alpine meadows.... But it that simply possible? It seems very remote, I don't even know if there is any camps, trails or simply roads to go there! Plus it's located in the center of the Kachin State, and this region is often considered as a no-go zone in Burma because of violent ethnic tensions. What is true?

      Thank you in advance :)
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      Best beach

      Myanmar (Burma) Nov 10, 2016 at 3:09 PM

      I have my itinerary for three weeks and half and I would like to include a beach (Ngapali) on the last days before we flying back home, but I read somewhere that resorts are closed from May to October (rainy season) anybody knows about this?

      Thanks 

       

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      Is Burma a safe destination / Is it easy to travel there?

      Myanmar (Burma) Nov 11, 2016 at 12:34 PM

      Hello!

      I'm planning to go maybe in Myanmar this winter for 2 weeks and I would like to travel basically throughout the country but I've two crucial questions for this trip:

      - I tried to get informed about the political situation of the country and I've to admit that the ethnical tensions in Myanmar are quite preoccupying. Our ministry of foreign affairs publised a map about the no-go zones in Burma and they suggest not to go in most of the border regions which represents about 50% of the whole country. Did the situation improved with the election of Aung San Suu Kyi? Are those tensions still strong? Should I feel concerned as a tourist or it's all about between separatists and army? I would like for example to visit the Hkakabo Razi National Park but it seems truly impossible when I see it's located in the heart of Kachin State...

      - About the transportations... I guess it's impossible to rent a car in Myanmar... Is it possible to travel easily? Is it dangerous? I heard a lot about frequent deadly bus or train accidents! BTW is it possible to travel quickly by bus or should I be ready to spend 2 days to connect 2 very close cities by bus? Is it possible to rent small motorbikes in some places like seaside resorts for example?

      Thanks ;)
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    • fast ferry from Katha to Mandalay

      Katha Nov 8, 2016 at 7:13 PM

      Hi , does anyone have departure times from Katha for the fast ferry to Mandalay ?

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      is it safe enough to go there by myself?

      Bagan Nov 7, 2016 at 4:37 AM

      Hi there
      I'm a 33 years old photographer. I want to travel to Myanmar, Bagan alone. is the region safe enough for a woman to travel by her own?

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    • is there a place you can swim in that hot water near Keng Tung

      by twtdk Online Now Oct 20, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      I really like idea about driving 100's of miles and then relax in hot water - It must b posibul.
      How long time on motorbike from Mandalay?
      And can anybody help with a local and not expencive place to stay?

      Great thanks
      Kenneth - going to Burma 10/11 - 13
      denmark

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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      Taxi charges from Tachilek Borders to Kengtung Town

      by KelvinL Online Now Dec 23, 2012 at 9:16 PM

      Hi guys, i know this might be out of topic, i havent been back to my wife's hometown in years and i am thinking about doing so soon.

      She lives in Kengtung , 3 hours from tachilek. We are thinking of crossing the borders and getting a "taxi"which back a few years would be about 2000thb per vehicle, does anyhow know what the rates are like now?
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      1 Answer Dec 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM
    • flights to and from Keng Tung

      by andrearatto Online Now Jan 22, 2010 at 9:52 AM

      Are there flights from Yangon and Heho to Keng Tung? Which airline, how often do they fly and approximate cost? Also, is it necessary to have a guide for any treks that you do? Thanks, Andrea and Joe

      6 Answers Feb 8, 2010 at 2:48 AM