Myanmar Highway MapBurma motorway map
A detailed, easy-to-read large road map of Myanmar
Burma facts and information about Myanmar..... Myanmar, often called Burma, is the biggest province (by geographic area) in Southeast Asia. China is located in the north-eastern part of Myanmar and Laos in the eastern part. This is the world' s biggest nation, the biggest in the world, covering 678,500 sqkm.
It' also the biggest continent of Southeast Asia. Burma is one of the impoverished nations of Southeast Asia, as it suffers from maladministration, poverty and exclusion. Because of the country's sluggish pace of prosperity, this has resulted in the preservation of its natural and ecosystem resources.
Approximately half of the land is occupied by woods consisting of mangroves, iron wood, locust, rubber, Michelia Crampaca and so on. Myanmar was regarded as a prosperous south-east Asian state when it was under British rule. Myanmar is not only the main Myanmar dialect, it is also the native Bamar dialect.
The majority of Myanmar's population is Buddhist, but there are also Christians and Muslims in the area. The main civilizations of Myanmar, however, are Buddhists and Bamar. About fifty-six million inhabitants live in the state.
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He' s preoccupied with busses and stumble. The roads (main and side roads) are rugged with pot holes. In general a good finish, but sometimes it is coarse. At the crossroads turn lefthand to the viaduct at 15Ks. There is a good side street on the lefthand side after the viaduct for 5 to 20Ks. 22Ks, circle, 4-lane, moderately heavy trafc, many busses.
With 50Ks the street becomes narrower, so that there is no more space when 2 busses are passing you. It'?s older, but still good. Turn lefthand at 63Ks, crossroads. Turn right at 71 Ks, fork. LIGHTS: LIGHTER lights: lighter vehicles. Kyaunggon, at 130 Ks (off Highway 2Ks). From Kyaunggon to the intersection 11 Ks, right. Slim 2-lane street.
High NW (cross) wind, easy driving. Name of the street. Occasionally good, some fractured and old and some constructions, but mostly rugged with pot holes. Beach route along the riverbank on uneven roads (will be improved). 5Ks, turn right and across the new one. On the crossroads 6Ks. After Ngwesaung (27 miles) turn right to Chaungtha (33 miles) Good dirt track, easy access, good landscape (rice fields).
On 16Ks, turn off at 20Ks on your lefthand side, a single-lane, rugged and paving street. A little bit brief and precipitous through bushland to Chaungtha Beach to Junction at 62Ks. See our street report. lnya Rd to Paya Rd, right. There are six tracks, sometimes fractured. Temperance. Fork at 37Ks. Turn right towards Bago.
There are four broad -shouldered tracks with little tolls. Slight tailwind (NW). Slowly rolling hill starts at 70Ks. (At 90Ks, at the mosque, turn right for 6K walk to Pagodas Incl. the lying Buddah). From Bago on a lively 2-lane street. Rugged upper part of the body, no shoulders, mostly slower, moderately heavy intercourse, shallow.
By 17Ks, Phayagi, past the intersection (mile 61) to Mawlamyaing (south). Many large shady beams along the street. Yangon effect - quicker busses and automobiles leaving Yangon in the early dawn, so there is a rescendo of rapid transport here at dawn. From time to time they change from the southern side as in January 2001 for 2 wonderful, happy Trailwindtage.
Rugged paved street. Reduced congestion Then after 85Ks the street gets better and almost everything is good after Taungoo. Last 5Ks to Taungoo is a broad, bustling, 4-lane street. From 2k's on a broad, rugged street to the crossroads. Right, to Mandalay, turn to your lefthand, to Meiktila. Turn lefthand on a small, slightly paved and perforated street.
21Ks, crossing with the lakeside highroad. At 18Ks of the customary unevenness across pot holes and stains to the new broad highway to 31Ks then slightly crushed asphalt. Slight northerly wind (headwind). By Wundwin then at 36Ks, new highway starts again. The new motorway will stop over streams and through cities and you will drive on the old rough street.
The new highway becomes 4-lane at 80Ks. Kyaukse has more transport. It' nearer to the hill and mountain. Southwind is the only discrepancy. Alternative to Bagan from Mandalay: Cross the viaduct, then keep right at the crossroads. Extremely little transport. It is a paved (drivable) asphalt that has been broadened.
A few brief passages are very coarse. Sidewind. 30Ks to 40Ks, a newer, better street. And then the normal paved tarmac. Much more upwards than downwards for the first half, then more downwards than upwards and more gradually for the second half. Turn off to the street to Mt Popa at 99Ks, right.
Turn right to the Guest Houses at 21Ks, then ascend on a bumpy street and at 25Ks go down sharply into the basic town at 26Ks. Of the Min Min Min Soe Guest House (5Ks of Mt Popa) its 2 Ks to the crossroads, right. With 3Ks the precipitous downhill begins for 1. 5Ks, then the street gradually becomes better (still no potholes).
Then, a slow downhill for 8Ks to the intersection with Kyaukpadaung to Bagan Highway at 25Ks. It' a little bit tough. By 43Ks, split highway and railway yard. Usually gradually downwards. Mended tarmac street, 2-lane. Up to the intersection 12Ks, turn lefthand (see Nyaung to Yenangyanng through Chauk for alternative route) Single-lane paved tarred street, uneven, quiet southbound.
Slowly crawl down through squares up to 26Ks then slowly (great) to bypass at 49Ks. At 70Ks the hill is softer, the landscape is better and the roads are better. For 4Ks you descent at 81Ks to cross a sandy crossroad. Then, ascend to 91k, then mostly gently down to Magway Magwe at 109k.
The 5Ks of spreading out of the city then almost level on 2 lanes of mended tarred highway. Less congestion, but more lorries. With 70Ks, 4 lanes and a cycle path with a slight following wind (NW)! Caused only by bad roads (bumpy) Pyay 74Ks. Then, either gently or slowly down the "Best Way in Myanmar".
The best street starts to get a little worse, but it's still good. There' s still little transport, but it's quicker. Just drive southwards. About 147Ks, fork to Letpadan. 3K' s back to the highway, right (south) "The best street in Myanmar", a bit worse. Increased street populations. In 80Ks, more transport, lorries.
103Ks will widen the street. With 110Ks it descends to 113Ks. Crossroads. Turn right towards Yangon on the 6-lane highway to 133Ks, then turn lefthand to the Aiport. It is a bustling metropolis, with taxis on their last feet, pavements in ruins and potholes. Steers work on the paddy paddies and bullock trucks that make furrows in the sandy along the small street.
Busses, trucks, horse-drawn carriages and tri-shaw bikes are sharing the street with us - all at a slower speed. Then, a buzzer will break the silent and whirl the leading SUVs of 20 SUVs with black-winds. We are in Thailand one months later and drive along the Myanmar/Boarder.
This is the dark side of Myanmar's military government, which a visitor is not permitted to see in this state. Burma is a one-of-a-kind place. From Yangon, the capitol is being moved to a rock storm near Pynmana, a formerly dozy little city to the southern side of Mandalay. Myanmar/Burma - not an ATM.
Myanmar's cashless industry, while Thailand has a wide range of ATM machines in every city. On the highway we passed the small cities, so we had to stop at a policeman's control to ask where we could find our lunches. After Peter goes to the resturant, he passes by to show him that the street is returning to the highway with a small uphill.
It is now (2006) possible from China via Dali and Ruili to Muse in Myanmar, then via Lashio, Hsipau and Pyln-oo-win.