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8 Amazing Adventures in Myanmar

For many people, the image of Myanmar comes mostly from temples and pagoda. Myanmar has more than that to offer. From fun-packed trekking to waterfall hoping, from exciting market visit to thrilling motorcycle, these are the top 8 Myanmar adventures  you should immerse in :

Kayaking in Inle Lake

Inle is simply one of the most picturesque areas in Shan State. It has beautiful waterways backed by lush mountains. There are ways to appreciate the beauty of Inle but taking a kayak is probably the most impressive method. You will have chance to get face to face with local fisherman at their stilt villages, viewing the floating garden as closed as you want.


Waterfall Hoping in Lashio

Lashio hides itself in a remote area which is abundant mountain and rustic surroundings. The highlight of any trip to Lashio is to uncover the pristine nature, especially enjoy the fresh water of Kashi waterfall.
A local social enterprise called Myanmar Adventure Outfitter offers exclusive tours which enable you to trek through verdant rice terraces, doing homestay with ethnic minority family and plunge into the cascading falls for a very reasonable price.

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Ebike ride in Bagan

This adventure is a cheapest way to see Bagan’s amazing temples. You are free to choose unpaved road which may lead to the very less-known pagoda, viewing fine mural arts or meeting friendly locals. For $5, the ride is really eco-friendly.

Admire Bagan from the sky

In contrasts to biking, Balloon in Bagan is the most expensive but worthy experience of Bagan. Imagine you will fly over the temples’ spires, photographing the sun unmasked the dawn. There are also chances to behold the mighty Irrawaddy from above. This thrilling Myanmar adventure is often fully booked for certain reasons and you need to reserve in advance.

Horse Cart Ride in Pyin Oo Lwin

If you are looking for a town which houses the visible heritages of British colony, Pyin Oo Lwin is the place to be. What you will capture in this europe-like town are beautiful British villas, colorful gardens, well-decorated national park as well wide array of old churches. It is really a travel back to the past!

Trekking in Hsipaw

For those who expect a holiday off the beaten track, Hsipaw has something to draw your attention. The fun you will get in Hsipaw comes from the intimate cultural interaction with Shan hill tribes, exciting river cruise with stops for bathing as well a visit the the fascinating Shan Palace which treasures some secrets !

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Cooking Class with trishaw Ride in Yangon

Once in Yangon, you will shortly be tempted by the huge stupa of Shwedagon but there is another thing that you may not able to resist: its appetizing streets. It is recommended to to embark on a food tour which showcases the sights and sounds of Yangon downtown. You will be the one to pick up the ingredients for your food then challenge your cooking skill but before that, you will enjoy how to cross the busy street on a styled trishaw.

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Motorcycling in Mandalay

Known as the last capital of Burma Kingdom, undoubtedly Mandalay is studded with numerous ancient capitals, royal relics. For those who want to know Mandalay more than its surface, rent a motorbike then hit the road to its remarkable attractions like Sagaing or Inwa. There is no boundary of what you can soak up from gems market to snake village. Get ready to be thrilled!

Although I haven’t experienced this full list of Myanmar adventures, some of them like kayaking in Inle Lake, motorcycling Mandalay were really impressive.
Read also : 10 Places to see in Myanmar