There is a broad variety of transportation in Myanmar that you can consider to take when traveling around the country. If you are intending taking perfect Myanmar vacations, it is necessary to know how to get around Myanmar with local transportation, especially by taxi and car.
With different forms ranging from cheap and affordable to expensive ones. In fact, most visitors to Myanmar often take taxis. Therefore, those visiting this country should take some of the matters below into consideration.
Taxis and car rentals in Myanmar
Taxis in Myanmar are forms of Japanese saloons or estate cars with a considerable number of vehicles on the road. If you do not want to take those Japanese saloons or estate cars, there is another alternative is to take ‘blue taxis’ which can be identified as mini pick-up trucks with two small benches in the back.
The price for each journey will be different based on the distance that you would go. You can take a taxi almost everywhere that you go. However, taking a taxi from restaurants, hotels and shopping centers would be something a little expensive compared to others.
If you are planning to take a car for traveling around Myanmar, you are advised to hire a modern one with air condition with an exclusive driver, so you can obtain maximum comfort and flexibility.
Cars and taxi in Myanmar travel tips
Everywhere you travel in your Burma trip, you should equip yourself with essential bargaining tips. Likewise, negotiating taxi and trishaw prices requires experience. If the drivers charge you too high, do not hesitate to bargain. However, a win-win negotiation is preferred rather than a win-lose one.
Most taxi drivers in large cities speak a little English, so you do not have to worry much about getting trouble with language communication.