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From Inle Lake, Mandalay to Chang Mai by road. - New Mandalay Forum
Drive from Inle Lake/Mandalay to Chang Mai by road. Hello people, I am looking for information about cross the Thai/Myanmar overland. I would like to do this by coach because I know that I can cross the Tachileik - Mae Sai boarder (since Sept. 2017).
1 ) Is there a coach from Mandalay/Inle Lake to Chang Mai/Pai? 2) How long does it take to get from Mandalay/Inle Lake to Tachileik? 3) How long does it take to get from Mae Sai to Chang Mai or Pai? I' m planing a journey to Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
I' ll begin by driving from Bangkok to Yangon and then up to Mandalay and Inle Lake (I don't mind in any order, whatever is the best). To Myanmar I would like to resume my journey by driving to Chang Mai, Pai, Chang Rai etc. and crossing the frontier to Laos (also over land).
That is why I want to use it to traverse the Myanmar-Thai frontier.
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Is it possible to get to Myanmar by coach from Chiang Mai and go on to the Myanmar frontier by another coach, or is it better to go to Mae Sot? After you have applied for your visas in advanced, you can travel across the boarder and take public transport in Myanmar to finally get to Inle Lake.
I don't know exactly what kind of route and changes to make within Myanmar, but it won't be like getting on a Star Trek between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. You can take a plane from Chiang Mai to Mandalay and then take the coach to Inle Lake, Bagan or anywhere else in the area you want to visit, according to your schedule and your available travel times.
There are contradictory accounts because of the way things work in the SEA and especially in Myanmar and more so in the ethnically diverse states. So if you're adventuresome and you're not concerned about paying a few additional dollars/kyat for a trip from Tachilek to Heho, it's definitely a good idea to try.
I' ve tried to make the journey twice with the motorcycle, and the last one (... 2 years ago) I only got to Keng Tung. I was then informed that the Keng Tung to Taunggyi Strait was taboo for non-nationals and finally gave up trying to get through.
Attempt to find out if anyone has tried the trip recently, either by common mini van or personal drivers and guides, because I go to Tachilek on a regular basis and the general atmosphere, if not formal policies, changes from case to case. From what I hear, you can do it, but you must get a visas in advanced, not at the checkpoint, need visas in advanced so easily to get into CM.