Myanmar: Suggestions and clues ?

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    anileze Gold Member

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    I'll have an equivalent to one week (Four weekends, actually 3-1/2 weekend from Yangon) of travel within the country. Everything web has to offer, I have read - But first hand advice ?
     
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    Your report what one of the first I read, Bagan is a definite on my list. But, unlike you, I'll never get bored of ancient architectural monuments.

    BTW: Tell me where (in the world) you have not been ;) Syria of today don't count.
     
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    Inle Lake was a fairly wild travel experience, hiring a boat to visit different villages + islands :eek:

    I too could get "temple-d out" in Myanmar after a couple days
     
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    Lots of places. :p
     
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    It is on my To-Do list.
     
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    Any advice on Inle Lake? I'll be there for 2 full days. Should I rent a boat in advance with the hotel or just head to the lake? What are the tours like and how much do they typically cost?
     
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    I would suggest you go to the pier and negotiate directly with the boatman if you are on a budget. If you are not, then, let your hotel know what you want to see, and what you do not. You probably do not want to see the various workshops. You do want so see Phaung Daw U pagoda and check if the weekly local vegetable market is going to be in the area.

    Hotels tend to guide you towards tours with other members, ranging between 15K kyats to 20K. (1USD = 1350 Kyat give or take) I bought a postcard outside Phaung Daw U pagoda, and my guide detoured to a floating Post office, where I bought a stamp for the postcard and mailed it. I got a kick out of it :)

    posto.jpg

    All told a private/personal boat is the way to go. But, if you want to chill with strangers join the daily tour groups (there are many)

    Take a look at the tumblr link I posted on the other thread.
     
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