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5 Experiences Every Traveler in Burma Should Seek Out


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Published on Jun 29, 2016

From untouched islands to rolling tea plantations, gilded temples to remote villages, Burma has plenty of treasure to uncover. In the past, many travelers were intimidated by the logistical difficulties of organizing domestic travel in this long-isolated country. These days, however, improved technology and infrastructure has made it easier than ever to journey even to remote areas. To streamline your trip, book your flights, land transfers and tour arrangements through Flymya. Here are five trips you shouldn't miss.


Dine with locals in Pindaya



Embark on an epic trekking expedition high into the mountains of the Shan State, where you’ll walk through scenic tea plantations and past striking temple chedis jutting out from the mountain slopes. Have lunch with the Danu tribe at a local home and learn about their distinctive culture.

Go trekking in Kalaw


Rise at dawn and set off on a walk past tea plantations and orange groves towards the Palaung hill tribe villages. You’ll have the chance to dine with the local villagers before returning to Kalaw.

Visit a rice factory and learn about the Shan tribe



Rice farming has been central to the Shan tribe for centuries and provides valuable insight into their unique culture. Wander through paddies, then stop by a scenic monastery and waterfall.

Go back in time at Amarapura



This grand city strewn with atmospheric ruins and temples was once the centre of power for the kingdom. Visit historic sites, then stop by a monastery where more than 700 monks learn about the teachings of Buddha. 


Unwind on virgin islands



It doesn't get much more idyllic than the pearl-white sand islets off of the Burmese coast. Situated in turquoise waters and populated mostly by nomadic Moken, sometimes referred to as sea gypsies, these are the stuff of Crusoe fantasies. 

 

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