The standard form of greeting in Myanmar is "Mingalar par" which means auspicious greetings. You can say this to anyone, anytime and the people there will be pleased to hear it, and they will respond with the same words.
Hi, I am planning a trip to Myanmar this September along with a friend. We are two men in our mid sixties, and intend to visit Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon, in that order. Any tips would be very gratefully received and acted upon. Arun
Hi all was looking on website for travel to Myanmar and it stated that mobiles phones are not allowed and these are taken off you when you enter the country and returned when you leave is this information correct ? maybe the site has not been updated i am not sure so need confirmation of this thanks.
Today you can see more than 3000 stupas remaining. They were build in three main periods : 800 to 1047 years with influences from Sri Lanka, India, Tibet. 1047 to 1160 with influences from Mones, Khmer and Burmese. From 1160 to about 1300, with typically Burmese style. Wonderful place to walk many days, to visit and watch all stupas and the sunset on the river.
I am planning a trip (my second to se Asia) prior to arriving in Bangkok, leaving me just 8 full days in Myanmar (Burma) at the end of May. I fly into Yangon and would like to visit Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay if possible. Using public transport (from what I have read it wil be bus) in this time frame is it acheivable? If not, I would like suggestions on what best to see and how to get there. Thanks