The Thailand Forum

The Thailand expat forum for Travel, Lifestyle and Fun.



Welcome to the TeakDoor.com The Thailand Forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view some discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

Forum Home Donate Arcade Chat Room Gallery Property Mark Forums Read
Go Back   TeakDoor.com - The Thailand Forum > Travellers Tales in Thailand and Asia > Vietnam, Nepal and Burma Travel Forum
Home Register TD Links FAQ Members List Calendar Weather Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Vietnam, Nepal and Burma Travel Forum Dedicated travel forum for Vietnam, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Bangladesh and Burma - Myanmar travel trips, did you go trekking in Nepal from Kathmandu, or go on a guided tour of Vietnam for your holidays and vacations, or are you just looking for tourist attractions to visit in Myanmar such as Burmese Temples and Pagodas. Post about your trips here and share your pictures.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 21-01-2017, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
harrybarracuda's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 40,062
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
Recommendations for hotels/travel: Mandalay and Bagan

I'm going to visit Bagan in the summer and would appreciate it if anyone has some good recommendations for accommodation in Mandalay and Bagan, and also the best way to travel between the two.

Any other tips like availability of ATMs, changing cash, etc. would also be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Harry
harrybarracuda is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Smooci
Old 22-01-2017, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Phuketrichard's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 08:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Phuket
Posts: 1,120
Phuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in Thailand
Send a message via Skype™ to Phuketrichard
IN Mandalay i stay at the Royal Power Hotel street 80 between 27 & 28 u will be the only tourist there, big rooms, ok breakfast $30 for twin room get a high up room (like801) great views
OR
White lotus; Corner 79 & 32nd only $20 but alot smaller,no breakfast
both have so so wifi,( u get much better internet using a mpt sim card and smart phone) cable tv and aircon

Bagan (Nyaung oo)
New Park hotel (bungalows with porches) $20-35/night depending on room, noce layout, close toa good street with lots of restaurants on it, rents ebikes

Atms everywhere, change on arrival at airport to Kyat

I took an 9-10 hour boat down and a 9 1/2 hour train back bus's do it in like 4-5 i am told but hate bus's
http://teakdoor.com/vietnam-nepal-an...lay-bagan.html (BURMA: Mandalay-Bagan)
__________________
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol or insanity, but they've always worked for me" HST


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Phuketrichard : 22-01-2017 at 09:00 AM.
Phuketrichard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-01-2017, 09:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
Suspended from News & Speakers Corner
 
Chico's Avatar
 
Last Online: 28-03-2017 01:18 PM
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: I'm Dead
Posts: 1,838
Chico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand Expat
Chico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand ExpatChico Thailand Expat
Just had a quick look at your Pics very impressive,will have another look later.
Chico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-01-2017, 09:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
Cenosillicaphobiac
 
Plan B's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 09:23 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Under a bridge
Posts: 3,555
Plan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
Plan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
ATMs not too hard to find everywhere. Money changers offering better exchange rates for cash $US can be found too. Take a load of new, clean, unblemished $US notes and don't crunch them up in your wallet. Every time you pay in $US they will examine each note and if it's not in perfect condition they will request another. A lot of places price rooms by $US but take local currency at a slightly worse exchange rate so it's often cheaper and easier just to pay in $US. Out on the street use kyat.
__________________
Ronald McDonald never sells to children. He informs and inspires through magic and fun.
Plan B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2017, 01:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
tuferguson's Avatar
 
Last Online: 06-03-2017 05:31 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the moon
Posts: 414
tuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expat
whats considered high / low season for the hotels?

i was wondering about a trip in feb.
tuferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2017, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Phuketrichard's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 08:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Phuket
Posts: 1,120
Phuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in Thailand
Send a message via Skype™ to Phuketrichard
what i have found is prices go up a bit in high season (dec-jan-feb) but ONLY in the high tourist areas, Bagan, Inle lake.
the rest of the country the hotels stay the same
Phuketrichard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2017, 06:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
harrybarracuda's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 40,062
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
Well I'm sort of pushed for time and found I can connect from the Yangon Mandalay flight and fly straight to Bagan.

Looking for something nice by the river but I've narrowed it down to a couple of places by the river that get top reviews on Tripadvisor.

By flying I can get a full day and a half in Mandalay rather than just an afternoon and a night.

Things to do?
harrybarracuda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2017, 07:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Dillinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15,606
Dillinger has disabled reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
Things to do?
Sleep

Quote:
while the hotels in the Inle Lake region gave you decent value for your money, the hotels in Bagan, like Yangon, give you terrible value for your money. For double the price of something quite nice in other Southeastern Asian countries like Vietnam, you are getting a really old, sometimes dirty, sometimes non-functioning shanty room. This hopefully will change in due time but as long as tourists are showing up in droves, they might as well keep on raising rates and renting these types of accommodations. At this point, you are just tired that at every turn in Myanmar, the focus seems to be about money. They want to charge you 500% more for produce, they want to upcharge you for taxis, they charge you more for food, they want $50 to enter the country, they want $20 to see Bagan, they want $15 for you to see Inle Lake, and it goes on and on. The value just isn’t there. But here you are in Bagan, ready to see the highly-acclaimed ancient temples and other structures spread around the area.
You walk into town, past the touristy signs for spaghetti, pizza and cheeseburgers, and ask around to get to a good spot for sunset. The best option seems to be taking a horse and so you set off and end up at a relatively quiet temple. The sunset is pleasant, and the scenery is nice.
Before you leave the horse’s owner behind, he desperately seeks your business for the following day, a day when you want to visit Bagan in full. After hashing out the details, you agree that he will meet you at your hotel at a time that will ensure you are at a temple for the sunrise.
Back in town, you try to find a place to eat that looks authentic, but it seems nearly all the options are quite poor—tourist traps hawking Italian food or places with tired looking food. At some point you have no choice, and you settle in at the best place you can find for a mediocre meal.
You head to bed early, for the practical reasons of getting up early the next day and the obvious reasons that the town is dead. You head back to your rudimentary room and call it a night.
The next morning, you are waiting for the side of the road at your hotel watching the clock tick by. A minute turns into five minutes which turns into ten minutes. Having waited now for 15 minutes, with no horse in sight, you decide you must now come up with an emergency plan, or risk missing the sunrise.
You quickly head off on foot, in the direction of the temples until you run across a local who appears to be waiting for a bus. He asks if you need a motorbike ride. Next thing you know, he has turned your desperation (and misplaced trust in the horse owner) into cold, hard cash and you are whizzing along on the back of his motorbike for a one-way ride to “the best” temple for sunrise.
“The best” temple for sunrise comes into view and he tells you to continue on foot up a certain path to reach it. You thank him, happy to be bailed out of a blown operation, and set off. As you arrive to “the best”, you find it crawling with people. Tour busses are pulling up into the parking lot, tourists are battling each other with tripods trying to set up for “the shot”, as others are standing around waiting with headlamps unnecessarily shining, surely ruining photographs a plenty.
You take a seat on a rock one level down from the top (in hopes of additional serenity). Just before the sun rises, a big mob of Chinese tourists arrives and promptly set up their tripods directly in front of you, chattering loudly.
After the sun rose, you climb the steep stairs back to the ground and note that the better photo is of the mobs of people aboard the “best temple for sunrise”. The theme of “get to Burma before it becomes touristy” is ringing in your head, quite an empty phrase at this juncture. If you were looking for peace, this wasn’t the place.
Between the dingy hotel room, the non-existent internet, the over touristy infrastructure, the poor food scene and the average experience of the area, you decide to get out at once. While you admire the ancient architecture (and in some cases, new architecture as a bunch of these have been rebuilt), you are not blown away by the environment. After exploring some more, you walk back to your hotel, grab your bags, take a cab to the airport and buy a ticket on the next plane outbound.
Of course, you tried to buy a cheaper ticket online, but the internet didn’t work. You tried to buy a ticket at the ticket office in town, but they told you that you had to go to the airport for a same day ticket. And when you arrived at the airport, they gave you an inflated price (surprise!) and demanded it be paid with brand new US bills. Of course, they gave you change in used, worn, wrinkled Myanmar Kyatt bills. “This is okay,” they assure you.
One of the better sights of Bagan was from the departing plane, knowing you were no longer going to be in the middle of the Myanmar tourist mecca. There are some places where you connect and this was not one of them, despite all the high praise garnered.
Perhaps if the military government hadn’t kicked out all the residents from the older area (for tourism-related reasons) it would have had a better and more authentic feel to it, but wandering the scrub-brush and feeling like hosts to a parasite system doesn’t really have a warm and fuzzy feeling to it
#026: Ancient Bagan Burma (Myanmar) TripHash
Dillinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2017, 09:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
tuferguson's Avatar
 
Last Online: 06-03-2017 05:31 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the moon
Posts: 414
tuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expat
ok, so dont go to bagan then.

at the moment its looking like i will be there for about a week. is there anywhere that is recommended?
tuferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 08:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Phuketrichard's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 08:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Phuket
Posts: 1,120
Phuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in Thailand
Send a message via Skype™ to Phuketrichard
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
Well I'm sort of pushed for time and found I can connect from the Yangon Mandalay flight and fly straight to Bagan.

Looking for something nice by the river but I've narrowed it down to a couple of places by the river that get top reviews on Tripadvisor.

By flying I can get a full day and a half in Mandalay rather than just an afternoon and a night.

Things to do?
why dont u just fly into Mandalay from Bangkok?? ur there by noon.
with a week 3 days Mandalay ( 1 day in town, 1 day ancient cities- U bien bridge sunset, i day to mingun by boat)
Boat down to Bagan ( takes a full day but very nice) than 3 days Bagan and back to Mandalay and home
Phuketrichard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2017, 03:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
tuferguson's Avatar
 
Last Online: 06-03-2017 05:31 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the moon
Posts: 414
tuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
Well I'm sort of pushed for time and found I can connect from the Yangon Mandalay flight and fly straight to Bagan.

Looking for something nice by the river but I've narrowed it down to a couple of places by the river that get top reviews on Tripadvisor.

By flying I can get a full day and a half in Mandalay rather than just an afternoon and a night.

Things to do?
why dont u just fly into Mandalay from Bangkok?? ur there by noon.
with a week 3 days Mandalay ( 1 day in town, 1 day ancient cities- U bien bridge sunset, i day to mingun by boat)
Boat down to Bagan ( takes a full day but very nice) than 3 days Bagan and back to Mandalay and home
you have quoted him but i might just copy that.


is it better to buy the boat outside of burma or wait til i get there?
__________________
You dont pay them to stay for the night, you pay them to leave in the morning
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tuferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-01-2017, 12:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
harrybarracuda's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 40,062
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
Well I'm sort of pushed for time and found I can connect from the Yangon Mandalay flight and fly straight to Bagan.

Looking for something nice by the river but I've narrowed it down to a couple of places by the river that get top reviews on Tripadvisor.

By flying I can get a full day and a half in Mandalay rather than just an afternoon and a night.

Things to do?
why dont u just fly into Mandalay from Bangkok?? ur there by noon.
with a week 3 days Mandalay ( 1 day in town, 1 day ancient cities- U bien bridge sunset, i day to mingun by boat)
Boat down to Bagan ( takes a full day but very nice) than 3 days Bagan and back to Mandalay and home
I am flying to Mandalay from Bangkok, and connecting to a Bagan flight that afternoon.

I ended up booking the hotel with the best Tripadvisor/Agoda ratings, by the river and near old Bagan.

Plenty of time to get maps etc. organised, and apparently there are a glut of ebikes around, which seems a reasonable way to get around the plains.

Dilly's depressing diatribe doesn't bother me, of course I'm expecting the usual accoutriments that go with a tourist trap.

Then we go back to Mandalay early morning and have a day and a half to look around there. Fly to Chiang Mai to visit friends for a couple of days, then a couple of days in Bangkok.

I'd spend longer but I have other trips planned this year. Got lots of Oneworld airmiles, so the world is my hamster.
harrybarracuda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30-01-2017, 12:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Dillinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15,606
Dillinger has disabled reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
Dilly's depressing diatribe
dont shoot the messenger

looking forward to your trip report and pics, thinking of having a look there too
Dillinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2017, 01:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Last Online: 09-02-2017 05:38 PM
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 8
vella12 Might not be suited for Thai Forumsvella12 Might not be suited for Thai Forumsvella12 Might not be suited for Thai Forumsvella12 Might not be suited for Thai Forums
i was wondering about a trip in march
vella12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2017, 01:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
Cenosillicaphobiac
 
Plan B's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 09:23 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Under a bridge
Posts: 3,555
Plan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
Plan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
There's an entry fee to the Bagan National Park area, before you get to Bagan itself. Have some cash in $US or kyat ready.
Plan B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2017, 06:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
harrybarracuda's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 40,062
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
There's an entry fee to the Bagan National Park area, before you get to Bagan itself. Have some cash in $US or kyat ready.
What, you mean from the airport to the hotel?

Are there places where one can hire a jeep or similar?

Probably be able to cover more that way.

Added: Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day.

That actually seems pretty reasonable considering some of the prices I've seen mentioned for a guide and driver.

https://www.scapetour.com/booking/bagan-car-rental


Rental Conditions
  • The above rate quoted includes driver, cost of petrol, toll charges, parking fee and driver meal.
  • Our car
  • Rental rate for use up to 10-hours a day, extra hours available @ 15% of Car Type / hour.
  • Rental must end by 9:00 pm.
  • Entrance fee to every tourist attraction is the renter responsible.

Last edited by harrybarracuda : 31-01-2017 at 06:39 PM.
harrybarracuda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 07:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Phuketrichard's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 08:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Phuket
Posts: 1,120
Phuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in Thailand
Send a message via Skype™ to Phuketrichard
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
There's an entry fee to the Bagan National Park area, before you get to Bagan itself. Have some cash in $US or kyat ready.
What, you mean from the airport to the hotel?

Are there places where one can hire a jeep or similar?

Probably be able to cover more that way.

Added: Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day.

That actually seems pretty reasonable considering some of the prices I've seen mentioned for a guide and driver.

https://www.scapetour.com/booking/bagan-car-rental


Rental Conditions
  • The above rate quoted includes driver, cost of petrol, toll charges, parking fee and driver meal.
  • Our car
  • Rental rate for use up to 10-hours a day, extra hours available @ 15% of Car Type / hour.
  • Rental must end by 9:00 pm.
  • Entrance fee to every tourist attraction is the renter responsible.
Reasonable??
That is VERY cheap,make sure u ask
1. what car
2. does driver speak English
3. amount of miles ur allowed to travel

U want see the sunrise and sunset, with 10 hours ur going to miss one
Phuketrichard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 08:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
Cenosillicaphobiac
 
Plan B's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 09:23 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Under a bridge
Posts: 3,555
Plan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
Plan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
What, you mean from the airport to the hotel?
From the bus station to the hotel for me, but the same will apply coming from the airport.


Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
Added: Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day.
That's a good price. Especially if the driver is also a guide.
The ebikes were $7 a day and battery life will prevent you from getting more than a few hours riding before a recharge. Having said that there's not actually anywhere to go apart from zipping around inside the park.
Plan B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 04:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
harrybarracuda's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 40,062
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
What, you mean from the airport to the hotel?
From the bus station to the hotel for me, but the same will apply coming from the airport.


Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
Added: Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day.
That's a good price. Especially if the driver is also a guide.
The ebikes were $7 a day and battery life will prevent you from getting more than a few hours riding before a recharge. Having said that there's not actually anywhere to go apart from zipping around inside the park.
I was thinking about things like Mt. Popa, which is an hours drive away.
harrybarracuda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 04:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
harrybarracuda's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 40,062
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
There's an entry fee to the Bagan National Park area, before you get to Bagan itself. Have some cash in $US or kyat ready.
What, you mean from the airport to the hotel?

Are there places where one can hire a jeep or similar?

Probably be able to cover more that way.

Added: Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day.

That actually seems pretty reasonable considering some of the prices I've seen mentioned for a guide and driver.

https://www.scapetour.com/booking/bagan-car-rental


Rental Conditions
  • The above rate quoted includes driver, cost of petrol, toll charges, parking fee and driver meal.
  • Our car
  • Rental rate for use up to 10-hours a day, extra hours available @ 15% of Car Type / hour.
  • Rental must end by 9:00 pm.
  • Entrance fee to every tourist attraction is the renter responsible.
Reasonable??
That is VERY cheap,make sure u ask
1. what car
2. does driver speak English
3. amount of miles ur allowed to travel

U want see the sunrise and sunset, with 10 hours ur going to miss one
I'm there for three days, I'll see at least one of them a day.

harrybarracuda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2017, 08:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
Member
 
tuferguson's Avatar
 
Last Online: 06-03-2017 05:31 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the moon
Posts: 414
tuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expattuferguson has a great interest in being a Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
What, you mean from the airport to the hotel?
From the bus station to the hotel for me, but the same will apply coming from the airport.


Quote:
Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
Added: Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day.
That's a good price. Especially if the driver is also a guide.
The ebikes were $7 a day and battery life will prevent you from getting more than a few hours riding before a recharge. Having said that there's not actually anywhere to go apart from zipping around inside the park.
i presume there is the old fashioned way of getting round when the battery dies ie pedalling?
tuferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Smooci
Old 01-02-2017, 09:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Dillinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15,606
Dillinger has disabled reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuferguson
Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day
You sure that wasn't Cart and driver?
Dillinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2017, 06:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
harrybarracuda's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 03:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 40,062
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
harrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expatharrybarracuda Thailand Expat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuferguson
Just found this site that does car+driver for 10 hours for $50 a day
You sure that wasn't Cart and driver?
I'm guessing not unless one of the fuckers drinks petrol.

And they're on Viber, so you can call them and find out if you're that concerned.
harrybarracuda is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2017, 08:07 AM   #24 (permalink)
Thailand Expat
 
Phuketrichard's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 08:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Phuket
Posts: 1,120
Phuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in ThailandPhuketrichard is a splendid one to behold in Thailand
Send a message via Skype™ to Phuketrichard
cart is $20-25/day includes feed :-)
thats why $50 is very cheap

Quote:
I was thinking about things like Mt. Popa, which is an hours drive away.
I went to (and stayed ) Mt Popa in Nov as we were on motorcycles coming from Mindat on the way to Mandalay.
Was not that impressed but did NOT walk up.
Late afternoon is best for photography
Phuketrichard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2017, 09:36 AM   #25 (permalink)
Cenosillicaphobiac
 
Plan B's Avatar
 
Last Online: Today 09:23 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Under a bridge
Posts: 3,555
Plan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
Plan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in ThailandPlan B has a brilliant future in Thailand
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuferguson
presume there is the old fashioned way of getting round when the battery dies ie pedalling?
It's actually an electric moto-scooter. You'd be pushing it back to a recharge spot. It doesn't hit any kind of dangerous speed but it's good enough to get around the dirt paths to see the temples. Bloody quiet too. Let's you sneak up on snakes crossing the paths. Watch out for that.
Plan B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Register Forum Home Donate FAQ Members List Calendar

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

TeakDoor Advertising Rates

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 03:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 2005 - 2017 by TeakDoor.com
Page generated in 0.65961 seconds with 22 queries