Tours to Burma from ThailandThailand to Burma Tours
Bangkok Myanmar Forum from Bangkok - Bangkok Forum
We' re planing to come to Bangkok in November. Are you familiar with a good agency that can organize an 8-day trip through Myanmar? You have a good name in the Thailand-Forum and also offer individual tours. I am using eTravelway.com for my Bangkok outings. eTravelway provides good service and cheap tours.
Slavomi -- have a look at the Myanmar Travelling Boards - there you will find all the information you need. The thread has been discontinued due to apathy. Hopefully you will join the discussion by publishing an open subject or start a new one. If we do not comply with our policies, we will delete any postings and we retain the right to delete postings for any cause.
Explore travel around Myanmar and Thailand
Sightseeings, cultural richness and old Myanmar (Burma) tradition will be unveiled on this deep journey. Bangkok's temple and touk touks give way to the old Chiang Mai tradition on this deep journey. Discover this pulsating Thai capitol on four days before or after the journey.
An enchanting fairytale landscape of holy stupas, old customs and worship that you will discover in some of the world's most holy Buddhist shrines as you plunge into the history of the lands now formally known as Myanmar.
Myanmar, Thailand & Laos Tour
Thailand's main town, Bangkok, is a mad and messy town! Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or Krung Thep "City of Angels" for a little while, Bangkok was a small trade posts at the confluence of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Tonight we are visiting the Bangkok Grand Palace, home of the venerated Emerald Buddha.
Marvel at the artful architectural style and see the interior of the temple. As you pass through these channels, you will see how the natives are living on the riverbank - you almost forgot that you are in a big, busy town. From Bangkok we take a rail to Sukhothai, Thailand's old capitol. It' the home of the old remains of the former town.
For about 140 years it was the capitol of the Thai kingdom and is translated as " Dawn of Happiness ". Since then, the temple and memorials have been dug up and partially restored, and the restorations now bear the name Sukhothai Historical Park. There are many areas with ponds and footbridges to ruined islands and the old town stretches over 70 sqkm.
We' ll cycle around the World Heritage Site and discover the characteristic Thai architectural style, among them Wat Mahathat, one of the most impressive Buddhas sitting between the rock remains. We will travel to Chiang Mai, the "Rose of the North", where for two days you can take a Thai cookery course, a relaxed Thai massages, a nightly Thai kickboxing match (Muay Thai) or the renowned Chiang Mai Strip Fair.
On the next morning we take a full days trip to explore the surroundings. We' ll drive to the Golden Triangle lookout point, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar are meeting on the Mekong River, and to the old museum of epium, where you can find out more about illegal epium cultivation in Asia. You will also see Wat Rong Khun, known as the White Temple.
A lot of guides have said that Rong Khun is the most intriguing place they have ever been to and during your stay you will be surprised by the decoration both inside and out! We have a plane to Luang Prabang today. There are many who say that Luang Prabang is the most remarkable city in Laos.
Luang Prabang, known for his intriguing story and some of the kindest men, relates to Saint Pra Bang, Laos' holiest picture of the Buddha given to Fa Noum. We' ll have two day to explore this overslept city, 300 meters above the Mekong.
While exploring the world, you will see that Luang Prabang is ruled by Phousi - the beautiful hillside shrine in the foreground. Climbing up to see Wat Tham Phounsi and the breathtaking view of Luang Prabang. You' ll see a mixture of Lao, France and Laos-French influences as you marvel at the architecture and monuments of the old towns, all of which you can discover on your toes.
We' ll also see the friars at dawn, collecting charity donations from the people. On the way from Luang Prabang to the southward direction we drive past a breathtaking landscape to Vang Vieng. It is a quiet city on a plain with breathtaking views of lime stone caverns and falls, and the area is populated by the Hmong and Yao.
Kalksteinhöhlen are known in antique legend and can be found in the work of many painters. The Vang Vieng is an ideal place to taste the regional food and there are pampering fairs. Away from the well-trodden paths, we take a tuk-tuk trip through some of Lao's most unbelievable landscapes and see the surrounding towns and rice rush.
Be sure to take your swimsuit with you as we will be visiting the Blue Lagoon where you can take a bath. Laos' capitol is incredibly tranquil - so tranquil that before 1970 there was only one light in the whole town (!).
It is a quiet town with many mural paintings and market places to be admired. Perhaps you would like to rent a bike and discover the roads and market towns that are located there. At Vientiane we are visiting the COPE centre and get to know the UXO issue in Laos and how the land deals with it.
Welcome to Myanmar, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and formerly and perhaps better known in many lands as Burma. Mandalay, a name reminiscent of the splendour of ancient Burma and recorded by Rudyard Ki-pling in the poetry Mandalay. "That', he said, "is Burma and it is very different from any other place you know!
" Devastated by a fire and severely bombarded during World War II, old Burma is harder to find, but when you do it, it amazes you. Burma was called Myanmar after a tumultuous story in 1989 after killing tens of millions in a recent war. The Mahamuni Pagoda with its old Buddha-stata.
This evening you can go to the Yadanar Nightspot to get a feeling for the Mandalay. On the way to the north Shan state we drive to Hsipaw, which lies in the eastern part of Myanmar. Formerly a Shan kingly seat, the old castle still lies to the north of the citys north.
The last Sawbwa, Sao Kya Seng, vanished during a 1962 army putsch, but his wife and daughter still look after the old castle and you can make a stop, see a descendant of the last Sawbwa and get to know the Shan State in the last 50 years.
The Hsipaw is also a great key local markets where local people often do business. Or you can watch the sun set from Five Buddha Hill, which can be reached by bike a few kilometres outside the city. Kyaukme is a small but busy city with a pulsating China area. The Kyaukme is surrounded by Palaung-Towns.
Today from Hsipaw we take a village shuttle opposite the nice full wood mail, only 3 minutes on foot from the city. There is a stop in the village along the way and the buses allow the inhabitants to get in and out of the car with their goods, be it animals or cattle.
Or you can buy a snack from the local people along the way or study the local culture by talking to your neighbor. There are still few westerly visitors in Kyaukme and on your way home your guide will take you to the guest house where you can refresh and return your baggage before going on a full time trekk.
Surrounding Kyaukme, and with a native tour guides, you can get a glimpse into the lives of these rugged towns. On the way we stop for a soup in one of these towns before we return to Kyaukme for the evening. We take a bus from Kyaukme to Pyin Oo Lwin after our early afternoon break.
The scenically attractive railway ride offers amazing vistas of old rails constructed over 100 years ago. On the way, the trains stop in small towns and the salesmen get on the boat to buy their goods, irrespective of whether they are beverages with them. You will have plenty of free travel to and from the trains, according to how long you want the trains to stay in each town.
A number of local people often stay at the railway stations to learn their own language by talking to the passengers on the boat. The British constructed this one in 1899 and it was regarded as the longest and most masterly work in the whole wide range. Traversing the gangway is a slower procedure, as the technician tries to minimize damages to the gangway by taking his/her rest.
So there is enough space to take pictures of the railway and the railway on the rail. We' re arriving in the quaint Pyin Oo Lwin this afternoons. Established by the Brits in 1896, the old village still preserves its rural allure. You will have a walk through the old English settlement this evening.
Today you will have plenty of opportunity to see some of the city' s attractions that you did not see when you were here. When you arrive in the mornings, you can spend a whole afternoon enjoying the attractions that culminate at sundown at the break. Bagan is home to more buddhistic shrines than anywhere else in the canyon.
Upon your arrivals we will take you on a half-day sightseeing trip through the area, where you will see some of the best monasteries in the area. You can visit the many hundred temple in the Bagan area by cycle and the next morning after your arrive in Bagan, we will take a scenic walk around the village by cycle. The shallow countryside makes a cycle ride an enjoyable experience and your local guides will show you some of the most impressive old temple sites away from the city.
Bicycle through the palms and tree-lined cabins and find temple on the way. It is also possible to ascend some of the peaks to enjoy an amazing view over the temple. For two full day in Bagan, if you want to explore the area, you can optionally take trips to see what else the area has to boast.
Then you can go to Mount Popa, the birth place of the 37'nats' of Myanmar, who are the guardian ghosts. It is possible to leave the well-trodden paths by going to country towns and orchards and flower market. From Bagan we stop at the elephant sanctuary on the way to Kalaw. Recently, a joint venture was set up to protect the jungles, the animals that live there and the indigenous peoples' lives.
We will have the possibility to launder and nourish the elephant, but to ride it is outlawed. Back at our campsite we will eat our lunches before we continue our trip to Kalaw. On the way to Kalaw we can make several bus and tram stop in the surrounding area.
Let's see how to make the juice of the totdy tree into totdy and jaggery from it. We leave Kalaw after breakfasts and take another bus to Inle Lake. A picturesque trip through the Shan Mountain and you can see the indigenous way of being.
For over 100 years, the platoon has been used by local and western people and has a distinct flair of colonialism. It is not possible to book this ticket in advance, so you can take a seat in the "normal class" to get an impression of how the local people are travelling by trains. If you arrive at the early afternoons at Inle Lakes, you have free to go on an afternoons trip on the lakes or in the area.
We' ll go to swimming pools, go through some of the fisherman who are rowing their vessels with their feet, and balance on the other side in a precarious way. A highlight of the trip is the luncheon of a native hostess.
According to the date of your trip you will also be able to attend local village fairs. We will also stop at a Burma cigar production plant, a swimming orchard, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Intha Heritage House, where Burma kittens are born. Tonight we are flying to Yangon, a town full of English, Myanmar, Chinese as well as Hindi cuisine.
Although it is a town, it is customary to see natives going down the road barefooted, with their faces grated with sunscreen from the Thanaka saplings. There' s a lot to do in this busy town of eating tours, souvenir fairs, lagoons and docks. Constructed in the sixth A. D., it was transformed and evolved over the years into the vast, gold town of today.
It' also a rendezvous point for local people. Kids are playing, chattering among nuns and ladies clapping while it is possible to collect some gifts from outside the area. When you have a delayed plane ride or have extended your trip with your accomodation after the trip, you will have more free to discover the area.