Thandaung Gyi is about 200 miles or 322 km from Yangon (5-6 hour drive), 180 miles or 290 km from Mandalay (4-5 hour drive) and 100 miles from Nay Pyi Taw (161 km). The nearest major town to Thandaung Gyi is Taungoo, which is accessible by bus and train from Yangon (4-5 hours by bus and 6 hours by train), Mandalay (4 hours by bus and 6 hours by train) and Naw Pyi Taw (2-3 hours by bus and 3 hours by train)

From Taungoo there are several options to get to Thandaung Gyi:

  • Rent a motorbike in Taungoo

  • Local Truck: Until 1pm every day (except Sunday) local goods trucks leave from the bus station for Thandaung Gyi – cost 2.000 Ks/Person

  • Pre-book a private transfer through your B&B in Thandaung Gyi: Private Car 30.000 Ks; Motorbike 10.000Ks; Truck for 20 people 30.000 Ks.


Thandaung Gyi Tourism Development Working Group (TTDWG)
In 2013, the government, ethnic groups, NGOs and the local community came together to form the Thandaung Gyi Tourism Development Working Group (TTDWG). This came out of a desire to support peace, stability and livelihood development, following many years’ of conflict and unrest. The area is now peaceful, and domestic and international visitors can enjoy the natural and cultural wonders that Thandaung Gyi offers.  The TTDWG continues to work diligently to ensure that the entire community benefits from tourism and that this sector’s development is managed in a responsible and sustainable manner. There is a Tourism Information & Service Center at Kaing's Villa B&B that is operated by the TTDWG. 

TTDWG Contacts:

Ma Mar Mar Cho (Chairman):

Phone: +95 094 2031 8494, 097 8818 8144, 0544 45048 


Saw Htee Way (Secretary): +95 9 456334930 or +95 9771782563 or

Local Tour Operator
I.M.S Travel and Tours
No. 7, U Shwe Maung Ogh Lane, Kyimyindine, Yangon
Phone: +951 211213; 210839; +95 942 116 8446
Email: or

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