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Things to Do in Myanmar / Burma

Myanmar is a deeply religious Buddhist country, but also a country with abundance of sights and sounds, interesting cultures and activities. Apart from temple visiting, there are also a lot of fantastic activities in Myanmar to experience a different taste of each city. A Balloon tour over Bagan and get a bird's eye view of the city, or a ride of the horse cart among the pastoral countryside...All of them will impressively brighten you in Myanmar tour / Burma tour.

Balloon over Bagan

You could not imagine that how it feels when you floating over numberless ancient pagodas and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, having an unbeatable overlook of the holy Bagan as the sun rises slowly in front of your eyes. Balloon over Bagan offers a precious opportunity to have one of most beautiful sights of Asia. The flights take off daily in the dry season of Myanmar. Truly it is a best try for photography enthusiasts.

Time: October 20 to March 20, according to the weather
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: about USD300 - 350 per pax 

Book from here: Balloon Over Bagan Tour (Sunrise)

Kyauk Gu U Min Sunset Boat Trip

Kyauk Gu U Min is a 11th and 12th century cave temple, located in north of Nyaung U of Bagan. It is built in the side of a ravine on the banks of the Irrawaddy. 

Recently travelling to this mysterious cave temple by boat becomes more and more popular, as you can see notable sandstone carvings and colossal Buddha images, and take a glance at the interesting local life along the riverbanks as well as perfect sunset views. At the end, the boat goes through downriver and get back to Bagan.

Book from here: (Bagan) Kyauk Gu U Min Sunset Boat Tour

Horse & Cart Tour

Instead of modern ways of traveling, you may try the traditional horse & cart for an opportunity to learn about the monuments with enough time to explore the beautiful countryside as well. This activity is available in many cities, like Bagan, Inwa (south of Mandalay), etc.

Altought it is slower than the other modern transportation tools, taking the horse & cart is convenient to appreciate the scenery along the road during your trip that interests you with an interesting experience of primitive sense and the comfortable scan of villagers' lifestyle. It is suggested to have a try for you.

Elephant Camp

Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp is located in Taikkyi Township and is easily accessible by car from Yangon (about 90 minutes' drive). The Elephant Camp is a great opportunity to reflect on Nature and get some recreation away from the city. 

The tour includes a 45-minute elephant trek through the serenity of natural virgin forest. Tourists can also witness the elephants taking their daily bath with their mahouts. The camp is also equipped with an elephant health clinic.

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