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How to Get a Myanmar Visa in Kuala Lumpur (KL)

You can obtain a Myanmar visa in Kuala Lumpur from Ever Fine Travel & Tour for 223 ringgit / $52 – if you apply in the morning, you can get it in the afternoon. Continue reading for more information…

Burma vs Myanmar: What’s my name again?

Burma formally became the Union of Myanmar in 1989 however the new name isn’t universally accepted –  learn about the key issues in the Burma vs Myanmar name debate.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin: Quirky Hill Side Town

What do you get if you mix a multi-cultural hill station with military cadets, horse carriages & colonial mansions? Find out the things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin!

12 Best Temples in Bagan: Sunrise to Sunset

There are over 4000 temples in Bagan – we’ve reviewed & photographed the 12 best temples in Bagan to help you decide which ones to visit.

Bagan Travel Guide: History & Getting Around

Bagan is the largest ancient temple complex in Asia and arguably the most impressive – learn about it’s 1000 year-old history & what to expect when visiting in our Bagan Travel Guide.

Story of a Hsipaw Train Derailment in Myanmar

Check out what happened when my Hsipaw train to Pwin Oo Lwin went off the tracks! A train derailment in Myanmar is an adventure for travellers but for locals, it’s a part of everyday life.

Onboard the Gokteik Viaduct Train from Hsipaw

Cross the Gokteik Viaduct on an exciting train journey from Hsipaw to winwin Oo Lwin… find out schedules & prices & more – can you handle the vertigo?!

Hsipaw Trekking & Mystery of the Last Shan Prince

Learn about the royal mystery of the Last Shan Prince & his Austrian wife before doing some Hsipaw trekking around the surrounding villages & countryside – read more in our Hsipaw Travel Guide!

Sagaing and Inwa Royal Cities: Top Mandalay Day Trip

Combine a trip to Amarapura with a visit to the ancient royal cities of Sagain and Inwa Island – hire a private taxi in Mandalay for 28,000 kyat & see all 3 places in 1 day!

U-Bein Bridge & Amarapura Day Trip from Mandalay

Cross U-Bein Bridge & observe everyday life at Mahagandayon Monastery – see why an Amarapura day trip from Mandalay should be on every Myanmar itinerary!

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