Not only famous for historical and religious site with the numerous pagodas and temples, the mysterious land of Myanmar is also known for being a great place for adventures. If you are a nature lover and love adventurous journey, check out one of these top 10 best places for adventure in Myanmar.
Located on the northern part of exotic Myanmar, Putao is one of the most well known places for adventure journey, especially for trekking and hiking tours. Bordering with China, Putao is a trekking paradise for nature lovers. Not only impressive with stunning natural scenes, a journey to Putao also offers you a great chance to explore the cultural style of highlanders.
Situated on the valley of snowcapped mountains, Putao is about 210 miles from the north of Kachin’s capital which is rich in exotic natural sights and authentic cultural legacy. Putao is worth a visit which offers you a special opportunity to observe the natural and cultural heritage of northern Myanmar.
Thanks to pleasant climate, spectacular natural charm and excellent topography, Putao has become a short listed place for adventure travel in Myanmar.
In addition to Putao, for adventurers, Chin State is not a strange place to explore authentic nature and culture of Chin tribes. This kind of adventure travel is especially suitable for those who want to explore new exotic places which are less visited by tourists. In Chin State, trekking tours in Chin Mountain have become popular expedition trips in Myanmar. The region is also famous for Mount Victoria located in the Namataung National Park which is the main trekking area and also an ideal place for birders in Chin State.
Taking an adventure around Mt Victoria, you are offered a great chance to take in rustic natural beauty and explore the culture value of Chin people. All the villages are on hillsides or the valley of the Chin mountain range. There are 4 different Chin tribes living on the mountains around Mt Victoria with their own culture and customs. Visiting some ancient villages, you may see villagers living there for hundred years ago and remaining their traditional way of life.
It will be a fascinating experience to know how colorful their traditional customs are. The highlight of your adventure in Chin State is to witness the tattooed faces of Chin women. Your adventure could be started from the small towns in Chin State such as Kanpalet and Mindut which are well known for their picturesque scenery and fine weather.
Located in the western Shan State, Kalaw is also one of the most popular places for adventurous trips in Myanmar. It is surrounded by green pine forest hill creating charming scenery and lovely cld climate. With the topography mainly of hills and mountains, Kalaw has become a familiar destination for adventure lovers. The region is ideal for short and long trekking tours.
The main attraction of trekking in Kalaw is to soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the mountainous area as well as observe the colorful way of life and culture of Shan people. Most of the part of your adventure will be mountain, hills and vast plantation. There are a wide variety of options for exploration, in which the treks from Kalaw to Inle Lake and Putao are the most popular ones.
In addition to trekking and hiking, for other active activities, you could take biking or horse riding tour around Kalaw. This will be a unique experience while visiting Kalaw.
Located in the eastern Shan State, Kengtung is an easily accessible location. Compared to other areas in the tropical region of Myanmar, the weather in the town is particular cooler. This makes Kengtung a perfect place for travelers who want to enjoy exotic natural sceneries in the chilling weather.
Exploring Kengtung, you can get the real taste of local communities maintaining their unique culture and living on traditionally built huts on the mountain slopes. Located in the golden triangle, you can expect to see different cultures and traditions. All of these ethnic hill tribes are in colorful clothes making a special charm for this place.
The town offers a plenty hiking, walking and mountain climbing trips including trekking tours on the hill side and walking in the old villages to witness the authentic culture and way of life of the locals.
Taking an adventure in Kengtung is a great choice for visitors who want to enjoy a short trek to visit colorful hill tribes. Let try a 3 or 4 day trekking in Keng Tung area if you are in love with this beautiful land.
Surrounded by some beautiful scenery, Pindaya is also recommended place for short adventures with the popular trek to Yazargyi village. During the trek, you are offered a great chance to get an authentic glimpse of some hill tribe villages with a stunning night stay at a local house. In addition, there are many attractions in Pindaya you can pay a visit including the famous Pindaya cave and some local workshops.
The capital of Karen State – Hpa An is also one of the major tourist attractions in Myanmar. Not only famous for stunning caves dating back from hundred years old, Hpa An is also a place for soft adventures with a short hike to Zwekabin Mountain. With around 2 hour hike, you can get the top of the mountain where you can explore its monastery as well as take in the magnificent views at sunrise or sunset. Another adventure you could take is climb to Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda with a golden stupa on the top. From the top of the pagoda, you can experience the great views of the surroundings area and the nearby mountains.
Keep unknown for most of the tourists, Kyauk Me is a great place to experience a truly authentic Myanmar. Located in the north of Shan State, it offers a number of trekking opportunities ranging from 1 -3 days depending on your needs. Taking adventure in this area, you will be amazed with rustic views and untouched landscapes. With everything separated from the modern world, this place is remarkably worth an adventure.
Set quietly in the north east of Mandalay, the small town of Hsipaw is also popular for trekking. You can take an adventure to explore the region with plenty of rice fields and villages. This little place could keep you busy for several days.
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