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3 Elegant Teak Mansions You'll Admire in Yangon
A shame that some of these gorgeous buildings are falling into disrepair. Hopefully having more...
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May 30, 2013
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Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a 5th-Grader?
hilarious! most people would fail this test for sure...
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March 26, 2013
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New Zealand Dairy May Help Myanmar's Kids
This reminds me a lot of the work undertaken by the organization Heifer International. You can...
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May 21, 2013
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Hkakabo Razi: The Final Himalayan Conquest
Wow. Just getting TO the mountain may be of interest to trekkers who don't want any company....
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May 17, 2013
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Kachin People are Not Afraid to be Themselves
Kachin is one of the best parts of the country, people should try to travel there, especially the...
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April 08, 2013
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Pre-trip Preparations

Pre-trip Preparations

Business e-Visas are now Available
02 Jul 2015
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Save a lot of time by applying for your Myanmar Business e-Visa online!
Getting an eVisa through Myanmar’s New System
23 Oct 2014
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Is it time to get a visa to Myanmar, but have no time to go to the embassy? Myanmar now has the long-awaited eVisa system!
Introduction to Myanmar While Still in Bangkok
05 Mar 2014
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If you’re in Bangkok and wondering about the country to the West, here’s a guide for you.
Need a Visa? Get One in Bangkok in 8 Easy Steps
05 Feb 2014
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So you’ve made it to Bangkok and you still need a Visa for Myanmar. Not to worry, we can help you out.
Nine under $500: Flights that won’t Break the Bank
11 Oct 2013
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One of the hardest parts about taking a trip to Myanmar is finding an affordable flight.
Here They Are: Fabulous Fares Less Than $1,500
06 Oct 2013
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We’ve compiled a list of the best deals we could find on long-distance flights to Myanmar from selected global departure points.
Eyes on the Skies: New Airline Routes Coming
23 Sep 2013
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In recent months, several airlines have added (or announced plans to add) routes serving Myanmar. You can use our flight search engine to find routes that will fit your budget.
Thailand to Myanmar: Land Border Crossings
21 Sep 2013
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Improvements in Myanmar’s safety and stability in in recent years makes travel plans simpler for nationals who want to visit their “next-door” neighbors
A Fun Run: Traveling to the Border for a Thai Visa
05 Apr 2013
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Thailand’s visa rules being what they are, you may find yourself planning a visa run sometime in the near future.
Top 10 Travel Tips for Women Ready to Go
03 Apr 2013
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Women travelers are often beset by questions that would never occur to our male counterparts.
A Girl’s Guide to Dressing Comfortably on a Visit
03 Apr 2013
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The advice is conflicting: Some say it’s a conservative country and you should cover up; others say it’s fine to show some pizazz. The fact is, there’s a happy medium.
Traveler: Think Ahead to Prevent Tourist Scams
25 Mar 2013
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It is naïve to think that tourist scams are found only in certain areas. They happen everywhere. Whether it be Paris or Prague, Las Vegas or Rio de Janeiro, or anywhere else, tourists are targeted.
Ride in Style in Yangon Elephant Coaches
25 Mar 2013
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You’ve arrived at Yangon airport. You go through the usual formalities and you step outside. Already, your senses have gone into overdrive.
Myanmar: Strategically Located in Southeast Asia
25 Mar 2013
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Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia with a vast coastline on the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.
Choose Among Three Seasons for Your Trip
25 Mar 2013
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Myanmar (Burma) is a tropical country, which is to say that one of its three seasons is Rainy!
Come drive Myanmar’s Highways … Carefully
07 Mar 2013
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Myanmar's main highways and connecting roadways are hazardous, to be perfectly honest. There are no autobahns nor interstates here.
Why You Should Never Drink the Water
27 Feb 2013
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One of the things people usually want to know when planning to visit a developing nation is whether or not they can drink the water. Not in Myanmar!
How to Safely Exchange Foreign Currency
27 Feb 2013
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The introduction of competitive official exchange rates means banks and hotels are now being favored over the once popular black market money-changers.
Coming to Myanmar? Here is What to Pack
27 Feb 2013
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Properly prepared travelers will be ready for whatever experiences are thrown their way and good travel preparation starts with a properly packed bag.
What’s up with Myanmar’s Time Zone?
27 Feb 2013
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Keeping track of the time back home is somewhat trickier for a traveler in Myanmar.
Plan Ahead: Know Work Hours and Holidays
26 Feb 2013
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Whether doing business in Myanmar (Burma) or visiting for pleasure, visitors should have an idea about when offices are open and people are working.
Here's How You Can Apply for a Myanmar Visa
26 Feb 2013
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If you’re planning a trip to Myanmar, you may have heard you’ll need a visa to gain entry and that getting one is a hassle. Plus the process looks scary!
What's the Airport Code for Yangon International?
25 Feb 2013
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The Yangon airport code is RGN.
What's Phone Calling Code for Myanmar?
25 Feb 2013
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The telephone calling code is easy to remember: 95.
Recommended Reading for Insight on Myanmar
22 Feb 2013
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Myanmar’s fascinating history, culture, and landscape are a perfect background for the unfolding of great works of fiction and history. Have you read them?