Yangon to BurmaBurma from Yangon
Since most Myanmar residents practise Theravada Buddhism, paya or pagoda are common throughout Yangon. Its holiest is the breathtaking Shwedagon Pagoda. The Sule Pagoda, a magnificent gold cupola in the center of Yangon's inner center, is another monument. It is also home to many nature sites with beautiful parklands, backyards and ponds around the town.
Breathtaking views of the town and be enchanted by the gold Shwedagon that reflects in its tranquil water. Hiking in Yangon town centre is an easiest way to get to know the area. You can find a taxi anywhere in the town and it is the most favourite means of transportation because of its relatively low prices.
So is Yangon's rail system, although those who still have plenty of free day will be able to indulge in the immersed culturality.
Mandalay to Yangon, Burma
Burma, or Myanmar, is located in Southeast Asia and is ruled by a repressive army regim. But sometimes the authorities relax the tourist constraints so that fearless travellers can savour the country's attractions. Burma's two biggest towns are Mandalay, in the middle of the nation, and Yangon (also known as Rangoon), near the south shore.
Travelling between the two towns can be problematic because the country's transport infrastructures are either inadequate or non-existent. Myanmar's Inland Navigation (IWT) is run by the Myanmar authorities on the Mandalay, Pyay and Yangon River Canal. Passengers using inland navigation must exchange a ticket for a Yangon crossing in Pyay.
The journey lasts between five and eight working nights. A number of privately owned travel agencies provide Mandalay-Yangon cruise services. They are much more costly than the ferry, but board and lodging are provided. The journeys take between three and 14 nights, according to the route and the number of stopovers.
The offer ranges from short-haul busses, which can be rather rural, to air-conditioned luxurious busses for longer journeys. Whereas it is only about 400 mile between Mandalay and Yangon, the journey by coach will probably include at least one, if not two, night coaches. Rent a vehicle and a chauffeur.
When you don't want to go by local transport, rent a personal vehicle between Mandalay and Yangon. Mandalay has a number of hotel and tourist offices to help you recruit a chauffeur. It is the goverment that manages the railway line and track between Mandalay and Yangon. The journey by rail lasts about 15h.
Go to Yangon. There are four Burmese carriers serving Burma, but they can be very untrustworthy and inaccessible. Flights are a fast way to get around Burma, however, and you can buy your ticket within a single working days of your flight from the international airports or your nearest Burma tourist agency. Travellers must obtain a visas at the Burmese embassy in their home country in good time before their journey.
Since early 2011, the Myanmar administration is no longer kind to the United States, and US tourist have been molested by US administration and army officers in the past. Before you travel, enroll with the U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and inform the U.S. federal agency of your travelroute.
Virginia Watson, New York City, has been a professional writer and editor since 2004. Their work has been featured in journals such as "The Roanoker Magazine", "Blue Ridge Country", "Pinnacle Living" and the award-winning "Virginia State Travel Guide". Mr. Watson has a Master of Arts degree in educational philosphy from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.