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Beginning myanmar trip from the north(chiang rai)

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Beginning myanmar trip from the north(chiang rai)

So we will be in chiang rai mid February and are wondering how to start a 12-day myanmar trip. Is it in any way possible to cross in from northern Thailand near chiang rai? Our other alternative is to fly back to bangkok from chiang rai and then over to Yangon. We already have our visas.

Boston...
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Ps we would plan to eventually see lake inle, bagan, Mandalay and Yangon.

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2. Re: Beginning myanmar trip from the north(chiang rai)

This last year they have opened up a few border crossings to do what you suggest and the Mae Sai/Tachileik border is one of them. BUT, you have to get a permit beforehand AND you have to be accompanied by a government approved Burmese tour guide.

This means it's practically impossible to do, it's easier to enter at Yangon and exit at Mae Sai only because all the guides live in Yangon.

Bruce

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Appreciate the explanation. We just booked flights on air Asia from chiang rai to bangkok and immediately from there to yangon.

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