BKK to Yangon

Aug 15th, 2004, 07:04 AM
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BKK to Yangon

We are contemplating flying over to Yangon from Bangkok. How much is the round trip and where can i find info on that? Is there an asian orbitz website? Which guidebook would you recommend on Myanmar? I 've been to BKK but not Myanmar and I know nothing about the place except i read some of your reviews. Are there websites with useful info? do I need a visa? I am looking into the asian pass with Cathy Pacific from here to BKK, Indonesia and HK. I have read all the fine prints twice. If anyone out there has had experience with the asian pass please let me know.
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Aug 15th, 2004, 05:53 PM
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Yes, you need a visa in advance. I'd recommend reading the Lonely Planet guide. You can fly Thai Air (don't fly the national airline of Myanmar) and find the prices in the Thai website.
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Aug 15th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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Mobissimo.com is a great resource for finding out which airlines fly a route you are interested in--also gives a ball-park price for comparisons. Bangkok Airlines also flies to Yangon from Bangkok.
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Aug 15th, 2004, 07:12 PM
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i flew on thai air two years ago and it was perfect...it cost about $189 round trip...i booked through a bkk travel agent that is out of business now...

try using sea tours in bkk...eddie

his e-mail is [email protected]

he has great prices and will deliver to your bkk hotel and takes credit cards with no up charge...

i had a driver there..his name is kway and you can reach him at [email protected]
he is fantastice and very reasonable...i stayed at the former ressaisance hotel now called the inya lake hotel for about $65 per nite...out of town but very lovely and old fashioned....i would investigate staying at the pansea hotel or the former palace that begins with a "K" on a lake in the middle of the city...sorry i do not know the name...everything is very inexpensive there....

i got my visa from the embassy in washington dc....
i do not know where you are from so can only suggest the embassy in the capital of your country...or you can get it in bkk if you have a few days...you need a couple of passport pictures...

the shopping is great there and the pagodas are magnificent...i only visited yangon and the surrounding countryside....i spent 5 days there...

a great italian restaurant is L'Opera on the outskirts of town...there is a sister restaurant on soi 39, sukhumvit rd in bkk....same name

i do not know which guide book i used...there are several...
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Aug 16th, 2004, 07:18 AM
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thankyou all. i am going to get some guidebooks and start from there.
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