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Myanmar/Burma
« on: October 26, 2013, 03:23:21 PM »

Any good advice on cruising the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Rangoon (old names) and cultural stops along the way?  I'll be packing a D800, 24-120/F4 and 70-200/F4 zooms 

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Re: Myanmar/Burma
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 09:16:49 AM »

Bagan/Pagan is a must, but you have to stay there for a few days to catch the sunrise/sunset from the top of the temples (of which there are a few thousand...).

My previous post with 3 images from Bagan: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=72641.0
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Re: Myanmar/Burma
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 04:49:52 PM »

Thanks for the tip.  Could you move around freely, without police "minders" or significant physical impediments?
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Re: Myanmar/Burma
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 03:47:45 AM »

Bagan is The Tourist Place in Burma, total freedom of movement, even if some temples are closed for repair or safety reasons (unlike the first time I was there in -84). Rent a bike for a day for a few $ if you want to get sweaty, or a horse cart for $15 or something for a day.

Last year it was easy to move around, it is not a the police state it used to be. We even got to some closed areas with a permission from the president's office, no westerners had been there since before WW2. There 2 policemen followed us on scooters, but no hassles.
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Re: Myanmar/Burma
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 07:43:21 PM »

Colby Brown is there right now - you could ask him: https://plus.google.com/+ColbyBrown/posts

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Re: Myanmar/Burma
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 10:05:09 AM »

I was just in Bagan 2 weeks ago, you have to stop there. You won't see anything like it anywhere.
Yangon is also a great city to wander.

My post about it is here-
http://jasondenning.co.uk/5-days-in-myanmar-burma/
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