Indawgyi

You can go to the lake Indawgyi by the road to Myitkina; 120 kms separate the capital from the State Kachin, the Hupin and it is necessary to count 4 hours using the main road (for the local standard). From Hupin one takes a mountain road rather in bad condition (1H30) to arrive at the edge of the lake Indawgyi.

When you get there, you will need to go by the road to the village of Luemon for an excursion on the back of elephants in the large teak forest, which borders the lake in the West. You will undeniably appreciate the morning small " the tea shop " at the edge of the lake on the next day. Then you can embark for a large turn on the lake by visiting by starting from the bank is the village of fishermen of Huepa. Then, after a few 2 hours of boat further in North of the lake, you can explore the reserve of birds enormously dominated by the elegant silhouette of large and white Herons.

The small town of Nyaing Bin is somehow worthy of this name at the edge of the lake as the city of the jade researchers. After midday, the nearby on the Western bank of abundant tropical vegetation and large teak forests can be explored around. With height of the village of Nam Pa Kin, in the middle of the lake draws up the very beautiful whole of the pagoda Shwe Myit Zu. A forest of white stupas was encircling a gilded pagoda, which is shining of thousand fires in the setting sun. In March, there is one of largest the pelerines of Buddhists where the vast Christian Kachin country (Baptiste) is localizing. You can return by boat (35 minutes) to Ho Pine.



Kalaw

Kalaw (1300 m), which still remembers in its architecture that it was a station very appraisal of English, who came to seek freshness there, appreciated in this country of hot summer days. It is a place full of beautiful colonial houses, which is also known as Myanmar's trekking mecca. The surroundings are the pretext of many excursions in the villages of different hill tribes; Paos, Palaung and Danu.

An excursion of the day makes it possible to radiate starting from Kalaw towards these villages. Kalaw to Painebin (palaung), it is necessary to count at least one and a half-hour of functioning. Painebin to Taungyi (palaung), it is as well needless to count at least one and a half-hour of functioning.

Taungyi to Zaydigone(Pao), it is necessary to count a little more than one hour of functioning and Naung-Ye to Aungban, should be counted approximately 3 hours of functioning. In all the cases, it is a long day between 6h and 8 hours of functioning except if one is satisfied to go in Painnebin, which is the soft trekking.

The characteristic of Kalaw, it is occurred to be an Indian enclave, descendants of the Sikkhs of Penjab and Gurkha of Nepal that established here whereas they were in the British army in war against Japan. A Sikh temple in Kalaw attests this presence, as well as Indian restaurants and the town.

VISITS

* The gold cave of Shwe-Umin where are stored 140 last images all of Buddha to gold.
* The pagoda of the Buddha of bamboo (Nyi Paid)
* The cave of Myinmahti.


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Kawthoung

In the extreme south where the Thanintharyi province (800kms from Yangon) located is the land called Victoria Point back in the colonial times.

Separated from Thailand by the thin estuary of the Pakchau river is the principal attraction of the area, and the main sea animal trading point with the neighborhood country. According to this, the large open market nonetheless being the area where one can get anything at the wholesale fewer prices.

The landscape, in other words, one of the great borders of Myanmar and Thailand, is filled with full of beautiful mountains cape and white sand beaches ranging with 11 kms of Paker Beach. Among great attractions of the surroundings, would be around Andaman Resort Club, where the site is devoted to the surfing around Palawkagyan, and the island of Lampi with superb ranges, reefs corraliens, a protected wildlife. This marine national park is a destination of dream for those, who impassion with the ecotourism.


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Kyaikhtiyo

Lying 200kms from Yangon, within the Karen zone at the 1000m altitudes, is an enormous rock covered with gold sheets became a place of pilgrimage for all Burma, one essential moment in the life of a Buddhist.

The legend, like often-in Burma, replaces any historical truth. Here a rock with the shape of a head of monk held by a hair of the Buddha and medicated and being trained in these mountains, which changed itself into stone.

The night when the pelerines achieved their ablutions, the atmosphere takes care of an intense spirituality. Thousands of small candles clarify the places and confer all their magic to them.

Naturally as in all the places of worships, the merchants, soothsayers and other small trade flower and add to the place a very original character, which makes forgetting the difficulties of the road to reach that point.

VISITS

From the base camp to the road in the truck (approximately a half hour) until the beginning of the rise towards the gold Rock is one of the most exciting moment that could turn out as a challenge for you. From this base, a small rise of 500 steps will give access to the gold Rock (or gilded rock).



Kentung

Known as the country's capital of the Golden Triangle, is lying strongly bounded with one of the most beautiful small cities of the Shan State. Proximity (160 km approximately) of China, of Laos and Thailand contributed to make this highly strategic place, where took refuge the troops of Kuomingtang in 1949, is a mythical place. It is indeed here in the North of the city that Wa in the area of Mongkhak cultivates the poppy. The city itself is a small quiet borough built around a lake with a colonial air still very British, a large market where one finds of all and of very pretty houses. The pagodas which one calls here of Wats as in Laos or in Thailand have proud pace.

VISITS

* Visit in particular monastery Zom Kham, most beautiful of all, Wat Pha Jao Lung and Wat Ho kong. More strange, a catherale, always in service, (the Cathedral of Coeur Immacule), and the Roman Catholic mission attest European colonial presence in first half of the century.

* Day devoted to the visit of the surrounding villages, where live Akha, Akhea, Palaung, will be another universe. Visite of the market to the water buffaloes, excursions towards the villages Khom Shan, and Aeng, water falls of Pine Taut in full jungle.

* One of the three greater styles of the Burmese lacquer was born here where Mouling Tan still perpetuates the traditions of his/her father (black lacquers rather richly decorated). Walk at the market where all the ethnos groups of the area gather. The golf (one 18 holes, English heritage renovated) and the hot sources of water for the flowerbeds (geyser) are worth displacement even if one is not a licensed golfer or a geologist on mission.



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