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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Kyaing Tong, Myanmar, Asia, 19-21 Dec 2009





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19TH DECEMBER 2009
DAY 03 PINDAYA - HEHO - KENGTUNG (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast, drive to Heho airport (60 km - 2 1⁄2 hour) for domestic flight to KENGTUNG by Air Bagan, W9.119
at 1155-1430 (via Mandalay & Tachileik). Upon arrival in Kengtung airport, you will be welcomed by your guide in
Kengtung and transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon, excursion to the sights of KENGTUNG include MAHA MYAT MUNI PAGODA (WAT PHA JAO LUNG) the
most glorious temple of Kyaing Tong; the Khun Shan monastery of WAT ZOM KHAM, the most impressive among all
the Shan temples in the city with the interior walls filled up with gold leaves on lacquer Jatakas. Time permitting
visit a lacquer ware workshop where the unique Shan lacquer wares are produced in a very delicate way.
Overnight stay at Princess Hotel (Superior Room) in Kengtung.
20TH DECEMBER 2009
DAY 04 KENGTUNG
After breakfast drive 1 1⁄2 hours north to the Akha village of WAN PIN. Continue on foot to the villages of the
surrounding region and visit the unique Ahn, Akha and Lahu ethnic minorities in a comfortable pace. The walking
trip can last to 2 to 6 hours depending on the number of villages visited.
Picnic style packed lunch will be served at PIN TAUK waterfall.

Drive back to Kyaing Tong in the afternoon. Stop en-route at the Li-Shan village of WAN KWAN to sample the local
‘fire water’ rice wine favored by all the mountain tribes of the region and the village of Palaung Tribe, WAN
PAUK.
Overnight stay at Princess Hotel (Superior Room) in Kengtung.
Note :
- Please discuss sightseeing program with your guide for your convenience.
- Please don’t touch the symbols on the entrance to animist village.
21ST DECEMBER 2009
DAY 05 KENGTUNG - MANDALAY (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast, venture into town to explore the colorful Kyaing Tong market. See a mixture of different local
folks including ethnic minorities from the surrounding regions dressed in colorful traditional clothes. Then short
visit to the village of Akha Tribe.
Afternoon, transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for a domestic flight to MANDALAY by Yangon Airways YH 738 at 1445-
1625 (via Heho). Upon arrival to MANDALAY, you will be welcomed by your guide in Mandalay and transferred to
your hotel.
Overnight stay at Mandalay City Hotel (Superior room) in Mandalay.

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