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Still not easy to take bikes into Myanmar (Burma)...

Discussion in 'Asia' started by TonyBKK, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

    Aug 4, 2009
    The Big Mango, Bangkok, Thailand
    I was in Mae Sot last week and took a stroll across the friendship bridge to Myawaddy to check things out-

    Didn't have a visa but you can get a day pass into Myawaddy for only 500 Thai Baht.


    Officials were very friendly on both the Thai and Myanmar sides but on Myanmar side they were very clear that you can not bring a motorcycle into the country without written authorization from a "Permanent Minister" in the capital. As I understand it, the easiest way to obtain such authorization is via a licensed tour agency in Myanmar.

    Alternatively, one can try to obtain authorization from a Myanmar embassy. Worked for this fellow: Burma the missing link of overland travel?

    Bottom line, without prior written authorization Myanmar is still a no-go for foreign registered bikes at this time.

    Myawaddy morning market-

    Adorable Burmese kid in Myawaddy, Myanmar-

    Burmese monks making their morning rounds-
  2. KingKong_500

    KingKong_500 big size ding dong

    Sep 15, 2011
    After the recent turn arounds in Myanmar it should be a nice place to go overland. Have seen amazing travel reports from there.