Things to do in Bagan

Balloons Over Bagan

Our most anticipated stop during our trip to Myanmar was undoubtedly the ancient city of Bagan. The city is comprised of thousands of temples from as long as a millennium ago, and although it’s an extremely popular destination within Myanmar, it’s still relatively quiet by international standards. Pictures of hot air balloons rising over a […]

Things to do in Hpa-An

Hpa-an Bat Cave

Our next stop after Mawlamyine was Hpa-An (pronounced Pa Ahn), a town surrounded by karst mountains and caves. We opted to take a boat from Mawlamyine to Hpa-An, admiring the scenery which became nicer and filled with small karst mountains the closer we got to Hpa-An. When we arrived in town we were greeted by […]

Things to do in Mawlamyine

When crossing the land border between Thailand and Myanmar at Mae Sot/Myawaddy, there are a few relatively close options were you can head next, and Mawlamyine is the one we chose to visit first. Mawlamyine is a relatively quiet town without tons of visitors yet, and we ended up being pleasantly surprised by the sights […]

Mae Sot and Myawaddy Border

Mae Sot

Things to Know Your visa to Myanmar needs to be arranged in advance, either through eVisa or at an embassy If you’ll be arriving in the evening and heading into Myanmar, you’d be best to stay in Mae Sot, not Myawaddy, unless you have your accommodation booked in advance Hotels in Myanmar cannot accept foreign […]