Myanmar, Journey Through the Golden Land
From Bangkok To Kanchanaburi, Dawei, Mawlamyine, Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo), Nay Pyi Daw, Bagan, Nyaung Shwe, Kunhing, Phan Lan, Mong Ping, Keng Tung, Tachileik, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai - 14 Nights
- Departing from:
- Kanchanaburi, Dawei, Mawlamyine, Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo), Nay Pyi Daw, Bagan, Nyaung Shwe, Kunhing, Phan Lan, Mong Ping, Keng Tung, Tachileik, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai
- 14 Nights
- Tours October to March
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- Undiscovered Destinations
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This tour starts and finishes in Thailand. The Golden Land Myanmar journey takes you to very much more undiscovered areas of Myanmar, offering spectacular scenery and intriguing tribal culture dating back for centuries. The Mon are believed to be one of the first civilisations in this part of the world. The rich culture can still be seen in the daily lives of local people with their specific sarongs, traditional food, language and musical instruments.
The Kayin are one of the indigenous tribes of the jungle known for their traditional boxing skills. The area offers beautiful natural scenery with traditional villages and waterways surrounded by spectacular limestone mountains. The Kayin has its own separate language and traditions, whose origins are still very much uncertain to experts. We continue to Bagan via the new capital Nay Pyi Daw, before being treated to the fertile lands of the Shan mountains.
The final highlight of the trip is to discover an off the beaten track and only recently accessible part of Eastern Shan state where we can interact with local tribes such as the An(Anu) people, Akha people, Lahu people and Palaung (silver) people. You will learn about their cultures and religion (Buddhist, Christian and Animist). As well as the rich culture you will enjoy scenery from emerald rice paddies to sweeping mountain vistas. We will also enjoy some walking amongst these little visited villages. In Keng Tung you will explore the picturesque town and its surroundings and discover the British influence in the area. After Keng Tung, you will journey to Tachileik and cross the border into Thailand (Mae Sai).