Myanmar tips for travelling 3

Having spent an incredible two weeks travelling independently around Myanmar at the end of 2015 we wanted to share our travel tips with those of you who have Myanmar on your 2016 bucket list. Tourism in Myanmar has exploded in recent years and the tourist scene has changed dramatically since the early days when the country first opened up to visitors. Here's our latest guide with our practical tips and everything you need to know for planning a Myanmar visit! For more Myanmar tips and advice read more about our 2 weeks in Myanmar here and check out our Bagan tips and guide here! Getting there 1 | MYANMAR VISA Gone are the days of having to travel to a Myanmar embassy to obtain a visa to enter the country. Passport holders from 100 countries are now entitled to apply for an e-visa meaning you can secure a visa in advance of your travels. For us, it took only a few days from applying to receiving our visa. It is valid for a stay of up to 28 days and costs US $50. The link to apply for the eVisa, as at time of writing, is here. 2 | FLYING IN Yangon airport is the main point of entry for Myanmar trips. International flights arriving into Yangon include Chang Mai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Singapore as well as flights from 3 Chinese airports: Kunming, Guangzhou and Beijing. Bangkok is the only international flight in and out of Mandalay airport. We flew through Bangkok. We arrived into Myanmar via Yangon with Thai Airways and left via Mandalay on an Air Asia flight. Both cost…

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