Learn the Ways of the Ethnic Pa ‘O

April 3, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under:

One of the most distinctive hill tribes of Shan State is the ethnic Pa’O, who are skilled farmers and tradesmen, known for wearing black or navy-blue dress with colorful turbans. During this full-day trek, you will learn about the lifestyle of the Pa’O people, visit their villages, try their food and even get a chance to try on their traditional dress – a fun photo op! You begin the tour with a short horse and cart ride from your hotel in Nyaungshwe to the starting point of the trek (or a boat ride to the starting point, if your hotel is situated on the lake). You then begin the trek up a gradual ascent to the first Pa’O village. Here you will have the chance to talk with monks at a local monastery, visit a local school and try on the traditional Pa’O dress. You then continue for a short distance to another village where a traditional Pa’O vegetarian lunch will be served with dishes like ginger soup, and pumpkin- and zucchini-leaf salads. The return trek in the afternoon passes through plantations of ginger, garlic and turmeric – stopping off at several spectacular viewpoints overlooking Inle Lake.

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