Myanmar : A 18 days trip for Photography

This plan had been done :

 No Start Finish Transport
From Day Time To Day Time Type Cost
1 4-Feb-13 SaiGon 2/4/2013 21h00 BangKok 2/4/2013 23h00 Flight
2 5-Feb-13 Bangkok 2/5/2013 7h00 Yangon 2/5/2013 8h00 Flight
Hostel and around center of city – walking tour
Sunset at Kandawgyi Lake  and out side the Shwedagon Paya.
Night of Yangon : china town.
3 6-Feb-13 Taxi to Bago: 1 day trip.

Sunset at Inya Lake.

5 7-Feb-13 The Shwedagon Paya in the morning

Slow train around yangon for normal life.

Yagon 2/7/2013 19:00 Bagan 2/8/2013 5:00 Night Bus
4 8-Feb-13 Cycling temple bagan.
Sunset at Schwesandaw Paya
6 9-Feb-13 Cycling temple bagan.

Sunset at another paya

7 10-Feb-13 Sunrise at Schwesandaw Paya

Temple bagan by horsecart

Sunset at Temple

8 11-Feb-13 Relaxing in Bagan. Restaurent beside river.
Bagan 2/11/2013 18:30 Kalaw 2/12/2013 3:00 Night  Bus
9 12-Feb-13 Relaxing in Kalaw – Local market
10 13-Feb-13 Kalaw Inle Lake Trekking
11 14-Feb-13
12 15-Feb-13 Cycling to Maing Thauk  village – wooden bridge – walking up hill to a peaceful  forest monastery
13 16-Feb-13 Boating Inle Lake all days ( follow own route, sunrise and sunset)
Floating Garden – Indein village – Alodaw Pauk pagoda
14 17-Feb-13 Cycling around Nyang Shwe –   Mingala Market – Hot Springs –
Inle Lake 2/17/2013 18:00 Mandalay 2/18/2013 4:00 Night Bus
15 18-Feb-13 Mahamuni Paya – Mahagandhayon
Sunset at U Bein’s Bridge from Amarapura
16 19-Feb-13 Around Mandalay city by motobike, local market
Climb Mandalay Hill  for sunset: Mandalay Hill with a temple on top – this has great views!
17 20-Feb-13 Sunrise at Ubein bridge from Taungthaman Lake
Motobike to Saga and Mingun
U Bein’s Bridge for sunset
18 21-Feb-13 Sunrise át Ubein bridge

Taxi to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo): A Hill Station, 2 hour drive from Mandalay :
-The Great Botanical Garden,
-Magnificent Peikchinmyaung Cave

19 22-Feb-13 Mandalay 2/22/2013 12h00 Bangkok 2/22/2013 15h00 Flight
Bangkok 2/22/2013 19h00 SaiGon 2/22/2013 21h00 Flight

Time : From 5-Feb-2013 to 22-Feb-2013

Number of members : 4 paxes in first 5 days and 2 paxes for remains

Total cost for this trip was about 1015.78$ / pax:

1. International flight tickets ( SGN-BKK-Yangon and Mandalay-BKK-SGN) : 411$ / pax

2. Bus around Myanmar ( Yangon-Bagan-Inle Lake -Mandalay) : 52.38$/pax

3. Cost for treckking from Kalaw to Inle Lake :38.1$ /pax (2 days + 1 night)

4. Cost for Guest House : 190.5$/pax

5. Cost for moving, visting, food and drink : 285.7$

Note :

Taxi in Yangon : 80$/days.

Taxi in Mandalay : 60000 Kyats/day

Bicycle in Bagan and Inle Lake : 1500Kyats/day.

Horsecart in Bagan : 18000 Kyats/day.

Boat in Inle Lake : 17000 Kyats/day.

Food (lunch/dinner) : from 2000kyats – 5000kyats /pax.

Drinking water : 300kyats/bottle (1 litre).

5 thoughts on “Myanmar : A 18 days trip for Photography

  1. Could you share more detail about bus from Yangon to Bagan at 19.00 because all of information I got on always write that that bus starts at 5 p.m.
    I want to take the bus you said in your journey to have a chance to see sunset in Yangon.
    Thank you so much for your attention.
    Hope to get your reply soon.

  2. Yangon – Bagan Bus starts at 19:00 at bus station. It takes 45 minutes to 1 hours to get bus station from downtown by taxi ( without traffic jam). So I don’t think you have chance to see sunset in Yangon ( because sunset around 18:00 to 18h30). It will come to Bagan around 4:30 to 5:00 next morning.

    The bus with air- conditioner and blanket. It stops twice for soft-dinner along journey.

    I don’t remember exactly the name of bus, it may be Madanlay bus ( i guess). But don’t worry about that, you can easily buy bus ticket at your guesthouse. In case you want to book, contact Ms Dimple ( I booked my ticket from her.

    BTW, you have to pay 2000K for taxi to go in bus station. Because the bus station is large and crowded so you should plan 10 – 15 mins to find the bus.

    Hope you have the good trip!

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