Wouldn’t it be great to explore a whole new country with your family? Myanmar is just not any country, this is possibly one of the world’s most mysterious lands. Not many people have visited Burma, you and your family could be one of the few to do so! And not only explore Myanmar, we’ll engage you and your loved ones with fun activities and twists that will make your travels even more enjoyable and one which you’ll cherish forever.
Welcome to Yangon, a relatively quiet and charming capital city filled with colonial and spiritual heritage. Relax and enjoy Kandawgyi Park’s green environment. Cruise the Yangon River during sunset past the cityscape and adjoining villages. Kids can feed the seagulls while parents can relax and enjoy the scenery with a beer or local rum sour. No doubt, a great start to the holiday.
No trip to Yangon is complete without a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda. And of course, shopping! Nearby is the monk’s market where everything from orange robes to alms bowls is on display. Next, make a stop at Mahawizaya Temple, continue on to Bogyoke Market were you will pose for a family photograph dressed in traditional longyis (traditional Burmese cloth) with your faces painted in Thanaka (traditional Burmese cosmetic). From here, transfer to Inle Lake. The motorboat ride to your accommodation should be fun.
There’s one cool place at Inle Lake that your kids will surely find fascinating. Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery is more than just a temple. It is an arena for jumping cats. That’s right, monks train these felines to jump through hoops as a way to pass the time and to give these cats some activity. There’s also some nice Buddhist relics on display here. Continue onwards around Inle Lake, with stops to other temples, a weaving village, a cheroot factory and a hilltribe settlement. Before leaving the area, stop by the morning market for some colorful atmosphere and perhaps some last minute souvenirs for the kids.
Your Family Holiday in Myanmar tour continues to the former ancient capital and archeological wonder, Bagan. There are literally thousands of temples here. Anybody would be impressed by that! Explore the area by horse cart, a perfect opportunity to absorb the environment and relax at the same time. Kids will love to climb up high platforms for sweeping views of the area while also discovering painting-filled, hidden chambers amongst the temples. They will be awed! They will also ascend Mt Popa, alongside local pilgrims to reach the Popa Taung Kalat hill, where the monastery for the nats (spirits) resides. Think of this as a Burmese Mount Olympus.
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