Burma excursion

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Some Wikimania attendees are considering making a trip to Burma / Myanmar after the conference. This page is for coordinating such an excursion.


  • Trip to Bagan, former capital of the Pagan Empire
  • Arrange a meetup with local Wikipedians
  • Scuba?


I've wanted to visit (or at least pass through) Burma for several years, but I've always regarded it as sort of unvisitable, both due to principle (not wanting to contribute a single dime to the general's economy) and practice (stories about tourists being assigned minders and being led by the nose, North Korea-style.) Are my stereotypes way out of date? Is their government moderately legit and/or tourist-friendly these days? Andrewbogott (talk) 18:28, 9 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I think it is not North Korea but you still need a visa to enter the country. rz (talk) 19:41, 9 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

People interested


  1. Kaldari
  2. Heather Walls
  3. Tfinc (talk) 22:40, 6 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 22:52, 6 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Gyoung (talk) 23:02, 6 March 2013 (UTC) (I'm strongly considering Bagan and then Bali)[reply]
  6. MBrown (WMF)
  7. ErikV (talk) 13:48, 5 June 2013 (UTC) Any updates? Is this thing going through?[reply]


  1. Jdlrobson (talk) 22:40, 6 March 2013 (UTC) (but was thinking about doing this before wikimania rather than after)[reply]
  2. Jalexander (talk) 22:41, 6 March 2013 (UTC) ( going to do something after just not sure what, this is certainly a possibility though depending on what we are thinking of and other options that pop up)[reply]
  3. Sue Gardner (talk) 18:27, 7 March 2013 (UTC) (Not sure if I'll go, but I am leaning yes. This is the year to visit Burma :-))[reply]
  4. Eloquence (talk) 18:44, 7 March 2013 (UTC) put me in the maybe as well, definitely sounds fun[reply]
  5. Ori.livneh (talk) 06:18, 8 March 2013 (UTC) I'd love to, but it'd be a bit of a stretch. Would still like to get updates, though.[reply]
  6. Andrewbogott (talk) 18:28, 9 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  7. 16:55, 26 March 2013 (UTC) Still not sure if I'm going to Wikimania :-/ But, if so..then this would be great.[reply]
  8. Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 02:20, 30 March 2013 (UTC) I'm intrigued, though Bali also beckons ... Keep us posted.[reply]