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    Default Myanmar

    I've read in a traveller's website that it is forbidden to enter Myanmar by car.
    Anyone know the reason?

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    They have a paranoid, xenophobic military dictatorship.

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    So, there is no way of entering this country by car?
    Or is there a chance to get in by a small border?

    Like Iran. Any foreign car entering this country has to pay a fee of 1000 euros. But there is a (dangerous) border near Iraq where you can get in without paying the fee.

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    No way I know of.

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    it is a very porous border and certainly possible. can it be done legally right now? not sure.
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    here is a pic from a few years ago when things were more relaxed
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    Quote Originally Posted by valeriano View Post
    So, there is no way of entering this country by car?
    Or is there a chance to get in by a small border?
    I have read that a few years ago some people entered Myanmar from India by car. They had much trouble in India to reach the border, and much more trouble followed after entering Myanmar. They were not allowed to drive their car by them self. The roads were very bad.

    Here you find some information.

    It doesn't seem to be totally impossible.

    A lot of information can be found in this Thread.

    Here are infos from a real trip.

    Here more current info.

    Like Iran. Any foreign car entering this country has to pay a fee of 1000 euros. But there is a (dangerous) border near Iraq where you can get in without paying the fee.
    I don't know any real problems regarding entering Iran. I know a lot of people that went last year from Europe to India through Iran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egn View Post
    I have read that a few years ago some people entered Myanmar from India by car. They had much trouble in India to reach the border, and much more trouble followed after entering Myanmar. They were not allowed to drive their car by them self. The roads were very bad.

    Here you find some information.

    It doesn't seem to be totally impossible.

    A lot of information can be found in this Thread.

    Here are infos from a real trip.

    Here more current info.
    Thanks for the links!
    Quote Originally Posted by egn View Post
    I don't know any real problems regarding entering Iran. I know a lot of people that went last year from Europe to India through Iran.

    There is a brazilian couple doing the world trip and they had LOTS of trouble there. You may read their experience here: http://www.viagensmaneiras.com/PELOMUNDO/76/IRA.htm

    The site is in Portuguese, but google may help you with the translation.

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    Default porous border

    some views from the thai side
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    A few years ago there were people driving into to the country via China. It's worth the effort to get in. I spent a month in '95 and '97 there and it was a magic place.

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