Is it possible to fly to/from Thailand from/to a northern destination in Myanmar - say Mandalay - in winter? I believe the Air Mandalay service from CM to Mandalay was stopped a while ago. Also any recommendations other than Bagan, Mandalay, Yangon, Pyin U Lwin, Hsipaw, Kalaw and Inle Lake for a 24 day visit?
Did 3 weeks in Myanmar March 2006. Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Bagan then beaching at Ngapali.
Can't find my LP book but remember reading that getting to Ngapali was pretty arduous by road so flew in from Bagan and out to Yangon.
Not a bad beach, virtually empty except for the European tour groups in their resorts up the other end of the beach.
Couldn't hold a candle to beaches in Thailand or Indonesia but certainly different.
Very very uncommercialised, bugger all nightlife, good food and beer.
The recent cyclone probably didn't do much for the place.
Last Feb,there were only international flights into and out of Rangoon from BKK,Taiwan,China and Kuala Lumpar