Thailand to Myanmar Overland

Myanmar overland from Thailand

Other border crossing points require a normal paper visa. I' m not expecting there to be a direct connection, but I read mixed messages travelling overland. India to Thailand and vice versa. Myanmar overland is possible with us!

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After arriving at Bangkok International Airports you will be greeted by your host. Siam's capitol left Ayutthaya in 1782 and stayed in Bangkok after the Kingdom of Thailand was founded. For many, the climax of the evening is the Grand Palace, where you will have the chance to see some of the different edifices used for different events - the Burial Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Room, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House and the Mystery Emerald Buddha, the most venerated Buddha in Thailand.

Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to the northern part of the capital and Thonburi Railway Station, in good timing for your trip to River Kwai Bridge Station in the centre of Kanchanaburi. After your check-in in Kanchanaburi you will see your guide and drive to your accommodation where the rest of the afternoon is at your free disposal. Located on the river Kwai, Kanchanaburi is encircled by sugar cane plantations and dramatically mountainous terrain.

Mornings, you' ll be able to see the renowned bridge on the Kwai River, constructed under the leadership of the Allies during the Second World War. From the Kwai Noi Gorge we have a stunning view of the Kwai River and continue to Nam Tok Station.

After walking through part of the mountain passes and spending valuable hours in the local excellent museums, you will be back in the Kanchanaburi for the rest of the year. In the mornings we depart from Kanchanaburi and head eastwards to the Thai-Myanmar frontier. After completing Thai migration, go to the Myanmar page where you will find your new traveler.

From there by road to Dawei, a harbour at the mouth of the river Dawei and capitol of the Tanintharyi area. Dawei are one of 135 ethnical groups living in Myanmar today. After your check-in you will be transferred directly to your accommodation. While your travel guides will do anything to help you crossing the Thai frontier, your Thai travel guides are not allowed to escort you to the Myanma Immigration Post.

After you have finished the entry procedures, your Myanmar guides will wait on the other side for your check-in. Interesting are the Garden Hotel, the Karen Baptist Church and the former houses of wealthy Indo and Anglo-Chinese family. It is a long trip (and frankly not the easiest of all roads), but the high point for many - besides crossing Myanmar provinces that few visitors (or even Myanma) have ever been to - is the opportunity to discover Thanbyuzayat, the west end station of the Burma-Siam'death train', the building of which cost the life of tens of thousands of Alliance captives and Asiatic workers.

There is a movable military graveyard with 3771 tombs here, which provides an inside view of this torturous part of Myanmar's past. Arrival in Mawlamyine in the evening; the pretty city is bordered by the Andaman Sea, the Thanlwin estuary and the quiet hill of stupas that forms a spine behind the city.

The sunset is best savoured by one of the Stupa, speckled along the wooded border line overlooking the city overlooking the city. After enjoying the scenery, pick up at your motel. It crosses Upper Main Street, known for its colorful architectural style. The guidebook will point out interesting colleonial monuments, two collegiate monasteries and chapels, such as St. Matthew's, constructed in the 1800' and St. Gabriel's.

If you come on a Sunday, you may be able to attend a Sunday class - this is held in Myanma but is interesting for a while. It' all pretty easy presented, but the Myanmar and China food is tasty and made with local vegetables and fruits.

Early dawn departure is soon warranted by one of the more scenic cruises Myanmar has to provide when visiting the 4-5 hours section of the Thanlyin Rivers between Mawlamyine and Hpa An. After your stay you will be checked into your accommodation. Situated in the midst of stunning cliffs and slightly backed by the Thandwin Riviera, Hpa An is a welcoming, quaint city in which international visitors are still something new.

At the end of the day your tour leader will welcome you for a tour of the Kyauk Kalap Pagoda (pronounced Cretaceous galap). After sundown you will be back in your hotels and the night is at your free disposal. More than 1,000 Buddha pictures are hewn into the rocks at the bottom of the hill and from here it will take about two hour to climb the cliff.

Back to the bottom of the hill around noon, in good season for dinner. When you enter the cavern, walk through the large unnatural room, which contains several sculptured Buddha sculptures, and walk along an subterranean arcade through the hills. Afterwards, a comfortable wood boat takes you around the outside of the hill, back to the entry of the cavern.

Like all Myanmar's stores, there are plenty of shops selling everything from the freshest seafood and veggies to clothes, electronics and cuisine. Later in the day departure for Kyaikhtiyo, better known as Golden Rock. On the last stage of the trip you will reach Kinpun, where you will drive (together) with a lorry up the hill to the top of Kyaikhtiyo.

Kyaikhtiyo Rock, also known as Gold Rock, lies on a precarious gold ore. Accommodation in Kyaikhtiyo. Myanmar's highest tower-high gold marquee was initially constructed around the tenth cen. Arrival in Yangon in the evening. Yangon was the capitol of Myanmar until 2006 and is still the biggest and most powerful town in the state.

Shedagon Pagoda's shining gold tower - one of Myanmar's most famous landmarks - is a peaceful landmark in the city. In the mornings you will be transferred to the busy roads of India Town, in the centre of Yangon city centre around City 26. In the afternoon, return to the lodge and, if you wish, take a shuttle to the city centre of Sule Pagode.

One of the city's great symbols, the town''s "meeting point", has also been an important part of Myanma's modern world. If you drive along Pansodan Street to the footbridge, you will see many visitors commuting into town every day across the Yangon River to work or selling their home-made goods.

Along the banks of the riverbank are many other beautiful rural houses such as the Custom House, the British Embassy, the General Post Office and the Strand Hotel. Later in the afternoons you will see Myanmar's most famous sight: the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. One of Myanmar's most important places of worship, this 2,000-year-old sanctuary is without doubt the one most closely associated with the "Land of the Golden Towers".

You have your free days until the shuttle to the international airports to continue your journey. Click on the Hotelcategory button below to see your Hoteldetails. Throughout your vacation you can blend different types of hotels. Situated on the bank of the river Kwai Noi and between..... Small and convenient, the Zayar doesn't like to receive designer prizes, but it is intelligent, fashionable and the best in the Upper Myeik area?

Attran is a newly constructed luxury lodge with outstanding amenities in every apartment. Several of the rooms have a beautiful setting with views of the Thanlwin River..... Hidden in the valleys at the base of the Zwe Kabin, dominated by this imposing hill, Keinnara Hpa-an is the newest and probably the best estate in this scenic area?

Plain, light, friendly and close to the much worshipped Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, what more could you want? Mountain Top Hotel will never get a fifth badge..... The Hotel is situated right in the heart of the city, just over a mile from the Shwedagon Pagoda and across the street.....

Attran is a newly constructed luxury lodge with outstanding amenities in every apartment. Several of the rooms have a beautiful setting with views of the Thanlwin River..... Hidden in the bottom of the Zwe Kabin river and dominated by this imposing hill, Keinnara Hpa-an is the newest and probably best estate in this scenic area.....

Plain, light, friendly and close to the much worshipped Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, what more could you want? Mountain Top will never get a fifth asterisk..... Small and convenient, the Zayar doesn't like to receive designer prizes, but it is intelligent, fashionable and the best in the Upper Myeik area?

Located on the bank of the Thanlwin River and just a few hundred meters from the city's main square, The Strand is one of the most spectacular buildings in Mawlamyine..... Hidden in the bottom of the Zwe Kabin river and dominated by this imposing hill, Keinnara Hpa-an is the newest and probably best estate in this scenic area.....

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X2 River Kwai Resort is a completely new, innovative designer luxury resort..... Small and convenient, the Zayar doesn't like to receive designer prizes, but it is intelligent, fashionable and the best in the Upper Myeik area? Located on the bank of the Thanlwin River and just a few hundred meters from the city's main square, The Strand is one of the most spectacular buildings in Mawlamyine.....

Hidden in the bottom of the Zwe Kabin river and dominated by this imposing hill, Keinnara Hpa-an is the newest and probably best estate in this scenic area..... Plain, light, friendly and close to the much worshipped Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, what more could you want?

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