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  1. Ami Bhat
    January 7, 2019 @ 1:40 pm

    Useful tips on visiting Myanmar. Especially on the visas. Makes life easier when you have that. I definitely have Bagan on my list.
    Any tips on how to get to Bagan from Yangon. Is it very far and what would be the best mode of transport for it?

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:52 am

      Thank you, Ami. The most convenient way to reach Bagan from Yangon is a flight but I really liked the train ride. Another comfortable option is a night bus (they’re actually quite comfortable)

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  2. Jane Dempster-Smith
    January 8, 2019 @ 2:18 am

    Great article. We had visited Myanmar back in 2013 and looked at visiting Mergui but it was just too hard. Glad to see it is now easier to get to.
    Myanmar is a great country to visit. The people are welcoming and so friendly.

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:47 am

      Yes, you’re right- it used to be relatively hard to reach Mergui before but nowadays it’s turning into a major tourist attraction.

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  3. Anda
    January 8, 2019 @ 7:40 am

    Excellent guide for Myanmar! I’m hoping to go there someday. It seems absolutely stunning. I didn’t know you need a visa to enter the country, so that’s very useful information. How interesting that the Burmese New Year is celebrated in April. I’ll add Bagan to the list too.

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    • dankiteski
      January 8, 2019 @ 9:48 am

      Thank you Anda and I hope you get to visit Myanmar someday.

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  4. Ann
    January 8, 2019 @ 11:38 am

    Thanks for the very informative post. I think what puzzled me the most is to learn that compared to Thailand or Vietnam, Myanmar is more expensive. Although I was in Thailand and I didn’t think everything was that cheap (the tours I did were all over $200 each) so after a while of traveling and doing tours every day it racks up. How would you say prices are for tours and activities in Myanmar?

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 11:37 am

      Honestly, I don’t have much experience with tours as I DIY most of the time or negotiate complimentary tours but I think these tours are relatively expensive everywhere. However, in my opinion, Thailand is cheaper and much easier to get around because of the superb tourist infrastructure which Myanmar still doesn’t have, unfortunately.

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  5. Medha
    January 8, 2019 @ 12:43 pm

    I have been reading a lot lately about Myanmar but really haven’t been able to make up my mind about visiting the country. If I do go, Bagan will have to be included in my list of places to visit. Researching about the culture of a place, the DOs and Don’ts is something I always do, and also create a unique itinerary after reading a lot of blog posts so I’m pretty sure if and when I plan a trip to Myanmar, I’ll do the same! I am surprised to know it is more expensive than Thailand and Vietnam. Also, good to know they prefer cash as mode of payment rather than credit card!

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 11:37 am

      Thank you, Medha- I hope you get the chance to visit soon. I have no doubt that you’ll have a great time in Myanmar.

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  6. Cecilia
    January 8, 2019 @ 2:08 pm

    Bagan looks incredible. I always wondered in places like in Bagan or Cappadocia, are the hot air balloons always going on, or is that some kind of festival that only happens a few times a year? Anyway, beautiful article and pics!

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 11:38 am

      Bagan is indeed amazing, Cecilla. And yes, hot air balloon rides are an everyday activity 🙂

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  7. Lisa
    January 8, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    I’d love to visit Myanmar in the future. I never though it’d be expensive, as most of SE Asia isn’t for a European (!), so I appreciate the advice. Bagan looks awesome, would love to visit one day, hopefully soon.

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 11:39 am

      Thank you, Lisa. And don’t worry, Myanmar still isn’t an expensive destination. It might be relatively more expensive than the neighboring countries because of the lack of tourist infrastructure but I think this segment is improving day by day.

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  8. Martha
    January 8, 2019 @ 8:46 pm

    Bagan has been on my bucket list for a really long time. I love how serene and majestic it looks. These are some great tips for Myanmar. I’d love to read more about budgeting in Myanmar, since it is high on my bucket list. I love the tour recommendations you gave. I’ll definitely look into those. Happy travels to you!

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 11:51 am

      Thank you, Martha- I’m glad this post inspired you to visit Myanmar.

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  9. blair villanueva
    January 9, 2019 @ 5:40 am

    I haven’t been to Myanmar, and it is just our neighbor country and offers us Filipinos free travel visa 😀
    Hopefully if my schedule permits, I could visit this place and explore this beauty, one at a time. And I also hope to share volunteering works to this country.

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    • dankiteski
      January 10, 2019 @ 11:53 am

      I hope you visit soon, Blair- I think you’ll love it.

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