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Tradtional Bagan Village Life, Off the Beaten Track

August 8, 2013 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

Khiri Travel Myanmar has developed an inspiring half-day tour exploring the remote areas around Bagan. With support from our station manager Mr. Min Min in Bagan, we’re pleased to introduce the Khiri Travel Bagan Safari.

Khiri Myanmar-Bagan Safari-Off the beaten track- © JP Klovstad

An early start with a 4×4 vehicle leads us out of Bagan where we share the dirt road with local women carrying firewood for the market, the sun rising over temple silhouettes behind them.

Those who prefer can start after breakfast. Nyaung Gyi is the first village we encounter. A short walk takes us round the village and to the workshop of a panbe (blacksmith). He manufactures ox cart axles, scissors, hammers, and other useful items for the countryside.

In the next village, Se Ywa, we spend more time walking around, taking in the picturesque village life and meeting the locals. There’s a lot of handwork going around. We learn for example more about plum purifying, the production process of cooking oil, and the making of Myanmar flip-flops. Adventurous travelers can even get an outdoor haircut for only 400 kyats (50 cents) — to the joy of most of the villagers.

Khiri Myanmar-Bagan Safari-haircut- © JP Klovstad

After this entertaining spectacle (for both parties), we continue to Taung Kong village where the majority of the people are either farmers or pottery makers.

On this half-day tour we will let travellers get off-the-beaten track and have a chance to visit three local villages where hardly any tourists have been before. Holidaymakers visit different family businesses, see the real countryside and get an in-depth experience of daily local life in Myanmar.

For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected].

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