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Last minute news : October 2006 floods in central Myanmar - Burma


We had very strong rain during the first 2 weeks of October. Roads are sometimes closed or on very bad conditions.


Update information 22-10-2006 :


Yangon : No problem.

Yangon - Mandalay by road : Open, very bad road, especially the first 10 hours... no other problem..
Yangon - Mandalay by train : Open, no more night trains, but it is not linked to the floods.

Mandalay, airport acces, old road (45 minutes drive) : Closed.
Mandalay, airport acces, new road (1h30 drive) : Open.
Mandalay - Bagan, old road : Closed.
Mandalay - Meiktila - Pyapataung - Bagan, new road : Open
Mandalay - Kalaw, shortway by the mountain : probably closed.
Mandalay - Meiktila - Thassi - Kalaw : Open.
Mandalay - Monywa - Pakkokhu - Bagan :Open, no problem.

Bagan - Kalaw (old road) : Closed.
Bagan - Kalaw (nouvelle route) : Open, 60 miles longer than the old road (Kalaw, Thazi, Meiktila - Bagan)
Bagan - Pindaya - Inle - Taungyi : Open, very bad road before Kalaw to climb from Thazi.

Inle - Khaungdhein (village eastern side of the lake) : Closed.

Inle - Pindaya : Open.
Inle - Heho : Open.
Inle - Taungyi : Open.