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best guidebook for Myanmar/Burma?

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best guidebook for Myanmar/Burma?

We're starting to plan for our next trip to Burma and are wondering what the best guidebook/s are? Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.

Thanks, katblue

Castle Cary, United...
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1. Re: best guidebook for Myanmar/Burma?

Hi,I always find Lonely Planet really informative.They have a guide book for Myanmar and on their web site you can download chapters (for a fee).Don't know if it's available in your part of the world.BB

Oakland, California
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2. Re: best guidebook for Myanmar/Burma?

We used LP and also the Blueprint Myanmar Guide, available here:


Blueprint is not as current, but the maps are way better than the Lonely Planet guide and lodging listings are much more comprehensive for just about anywhere in the country, good transp notes as well. Only available online mailorder from Thailand or in Bangkok at the Pickled Liver Pub.

Edited: 11 April 2011, 23:20
Kent UK
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3. Re: best guidebook for Myanmar/Burma?

I also used Lonelyu Planet

It gives a good general look at most places.

I found that asking for places to on arrival at towns worked well - but LP was a good backup and provided lots of cultural info!

Sometimes it was a bit out of dare on prices.

I still have my book but I note you are in Vancouver so postage would be high!



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for Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon), Ngapali, Tossa de Mar
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4. Re: best guidebook for Myanmar/Burma?

Having used LP for many years I now find the current edition completely out of date, ultra political and with many hotels not included:-


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5. Re: best guidebook for Myanmar/Burma?

if you need to know about Burma.You should buy for Inside Myanmar Guide book which is very helpful for your trip.

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