Increasing numbers of foreigners are finding their way to delightful Hsipaw (သီေပါ; pronounced ‘see-paw’ or ‘tee-bor’), drawn by the possibilities of easily arranged hill treks that are more authentic than those around Kalaw or anywhere in northern Thailand. Many people, though, find the town’s laid-back vibe and intriguing history as a Shan royal city as much of an attraction and spend far longer here than they intended. With just enough tourist infrastructure to be convenient, Hsipaw remains a completely genuine northern Shan State town. Be sure to check it out before this changes.
Yangon sightseeing on your arrival day. Next day, head to Bagan, the capital of the first Myanmar Empire, to learn thousand of pagodas. Mt. Popa will also be visited when you are in Bagan. Drive from Bagan to Monywa for 3 hours and stay for 2 days. Then, continue your..