Reasons to Visit
The famous Ayeyarwaddy River flows through the heart of the country for 2,000km to a vast Delta region southwest of Yangon and provides an important role in everyday life. A journey on this most majestic of rivers is a highlight of any trip.
Maynmar is home to an astonishing number of ethnicities each with their own traditional dress and customs, and in many cases, language and religion. For the most rewarding encounters we recommend heading to the hills of Shan state where it’s possible to stay in remote villages and receive the most genuine of welcomes and hospitality.
Myanmar is steeped in history and the legacy of various kingdoms and rule is very much in evidence throughout the country from former ancient capitals and grandiose royal palaces around Mandalay to the faded colonial grandeur of Yangon’s municipal buildings built by British hands.
Whether you are shopping for gems in Yangon’s Scott Market, betel nut in Kalaw or intricate lacquerware in Bagan there is no better way to immerse yourself in the way of life than to soak up the atmosphere of a local market.
Wherever you travel in Burma you will only be footsteps away from a temple providing an opportunity to witness the quiet reverence of the Burmese people. Climb up to a viewpoint amongst the ancient stupas of Bagan at sunset, visit stilted temples by boat at Inle Lake or marvel at the shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda.
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Well off the beaten track and far from any road, the best way to explore is by trekking, spending nights in monasteries along the way.
You will leave your hotel to begin a three hour trek through beautiful cultivated land to Taryaw village. Here you can spend time studying the native way of the Palaung tribes that inhabit this area. From here you will head to the viewpoint a further 45 minutes up the hill.
The excursion is subject to change and your guide will be able to discuss the best route for you on the day.
Kalaw is located to the west of Inle Lake, and blends the influences of Indian and Nepalese cultures. The area is ideal for walks and treks and it is possible to discover little-visited minority hill tribe villages.
16 miles away in Pindaya
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