Question about transport in Myanmar

  • Question about transport in Myanmar

  • Kamil

    Member
    October 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Hi everyone!

    There is a nice conference opportunity in Myanmar and I am considering to apply. Does anyone have information about the accessibility of the transport there? Is it possible to go with electric wheelchair?

    Thank you in advance 🙂

  • Josh Grisdale

    Member
    October 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Hello,

    There doesn’t seem to me much out there!  There is this:

    http://www.disabledtravelersguide.com/travel/travel_disabled_burma.htm

    And Lonely Planet says:

    With its lack of paved roads or footpaths (even when present, the latter are often uneven), Myanmar presents many physical obstacles for the mobility-impaired. Rarely do public buildings (or transport) feature ramps or other access points for wheelchairs, and hotels make inconsistent efforts to provide access for the disabled.

    For wheelchair travellers, any trip to Myanmar will require a good deal of planning…

    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/myanmar-burma/travellers-with-disabilities

    Also, you might want to try this company:
    http://www.myanmar-mosaic-travel.com/

    While they don’t talk about accessible travel, they do mention making their website accessible – this indicates they are at least thinking about people with disabilities!

    Finally, you might also want to search for “Burma” which is the old name for it in English…

  • Josh Grisdale

    Member
    October 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    This guy has been too:

    • Kamil

      Member
      October 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you very much for the information Josh! You are doing a really great job!

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