Yangon is not a particularly cheap or convenient city for a quick visa run from Thailand, but if you’re looking for a single-entry Thai visa Yangon could be a good spot if you have the time to spare and fancy a visit. You can combine your embassy visit with a trip to one of the most interesting countries in South East Asia.
The city of Bagan is located in Myanmar (formerly Burma), a country not yet fully opened to mass tourism that is changing fast. Bagan was the capital of the Pagan kingdom between the 9th and 13the centuries and the city is famous for the Bagan temples.
There were over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries built in this city. But currently, there are only 2200 Bagan temples and pagodas present in the city. If you are planning to include Bagan in your Myanmar itinerary, then you cannot miss out on exploring these sacred temples here.
I decided on Myanmar on a bit of a whim with a few days to spare in between two trips. I was guilty again of not having fully done my homework on the Myanmar itinerary when I landed at Yangon Airport (don’t be me, plan a Myanmar tour!) But never was I expecting a country that encompassed all that South East Asia evoked in me prior to visiting it as perfectly as Myanmar did. Far more than all the other South East Asian countries I had already visited. Myanmar was simply magical and, to this day, I am still oscillating between spilling the beans or keeping them all to myself. Nevertheless, I would try to share as much as I can about my Myanmar itinerary so that you can plan an epic trip to this country too.