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

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

  1. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Secret Soi Rider

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    I was in Mae Sot last week and took a stroll across the friendship bridge to Myawaddy to check things out-
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    Didn't have a visa but you can get a day pass into Myawaddy for only 500 Thai Baht.

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    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.

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    Adorable Burmese kid in Myawaddy, Myanmar-
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    Burmese monks making their morning rounds-
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  2. KingKong_500

    KingKong_500 big size ding dong

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