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5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

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5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

Hi all,

My frens and I are traveling to Myanmar in mid Jan 2018. Our international flight will arrive & depart from Yangon.

We are thinking where we should cover within our 5 days trip. Should we focus more on Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

And how's the train/ bus situation? has it improved? Domestic flights are very costly so we are considering to do one way either train/bus etc.

Thanks

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1. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

5 days, Mandalay, Bagan.

Anything less will not do justice to them.

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2. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

Yangon is a very interesting city so i would choose 2/3 days there and 2/3 days in one of the other places, possibly Bagan as Mandalay is another big city.

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3. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

5 places i 5 days is pretty mad schedule. You will have to take night buses all the time if you don't fly. Trains take about 2x as long as buses. I would just pick one other place apart from Yangon, probably Bagan. More places the less you will see.

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4. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

Hi all,

thanks for your replies.

So Yangon, Bagan n perhaps Mandalay is more recommended and opt out Inle? shall take note on that :)

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5. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

Yes and you may get to sleep in a bed for 1 or 2 nights.

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7. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

5 days is not enough for Yangon, Mandalay, Inle and Bagan withput flights. It is better for Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan for 5days with buses. And you can also hire car for the whole trip. It could cost more than buses but you can cover all the sightseeings for these cities.

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8. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

Hi all,

thanks for all your suggestions.....just returned from the trip not too long ago :)

managed to hire a private car and did Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Yangon. It's been a speedy trip but enjoyable.

Thanks once again :)

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9. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

But honestly, tell us, would you do it again like that in five days?

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10. Re: 5 days : Yangon & Mandalay/Bagan/Inle?

just came back last week. I would skip Mandalay. 2 days Bagan, 2 days Inle, 1 day (or really just a few hours, enough to see the Shwedagon pagoda)

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