Myanmar is a captivating destination for a family holiday. This beguiling country does not offer world class themed parks, but there are so many things to keep your kids occupied from balloon flights over temples to elephant spotting or hunting the treasure of Burma kingdom. Undoubtedly, it is not easy to list all the stunning things your family should enjoy in Myanmar, but these are some of the experiences that can truly reward your holiday:
Lying by the mighty Irrawaddy River Mandalay is home to faded ancient capitals of Burma. It showcases the wealth of Burmese culture reflecting through Royal Palaces, sacred pagodas, varied traditional workshops, and lively market. This is a perfect base for an adventure to explore the rich history of the country before your children are attracted by the photogenic Ubein bridge or unique gem markets. If you fancy a trip to know the tropical nature, Mandalay has Pyin Oo Lwin, one of the best trekking sites in Myanmar. This experience is a perfect educational chance for kids to know about local life. Do not mind much about the comfort since there is Dat Taw Gyaint Resort, which provides a stunning view to its so-called waterfall.
Balloon and Bike in Bagan
There is nothing more exciting than a balloon flight in Bagan. It is not only about the spectacular bird eye view over 2,500 pagodas, but also the best photogenic chances that kids love to enjoy. After a thrilling morning, an active day on 2 wheels will bring much joy for your family. The main joyce of this activity comes from the opportunity to learn about Burmese’s mural arts, seeing Archaeological museum, and meeting friendly farmers in their farm.
Go wild in Lashio
Lashio does not promise luxury hotels with a pool, but a lifetime experience into the wilderness. What allures your family is the striking scenery formed by dense forest, picturesque hamlets, a tranquil lake, and secret waterfalls. Imagine walking through an unpaved road, encounter wild animals, and learn about their habits, and plunge into a large natural pool.
See Mergui Archipelago
Mergui is really a family-friendly destination, especially those seeking for sea, sun, sand, and sail. It houses 800 islands in Andaman Sea, most of them are uninhabited. This means your family will enjoy your own world when set sail along the less-visited islands like Horshore, Red Monkey, Lanbi Kyun. Activities you will relish covers kayaking through lush mangrove, hiking through green jungle with ocean view, diving to admire pristine coral reef or simply anchor by a private island for an intimate dinner. It is not mentioned the fact that Mergui Gypsies are extremely friendly.
Beach Escape in Ngapali
If your main purpose of a family holiday is to enjoy some relaxation, recharge in a far flung destination then Ngapali is a place to be. With 17km uninterrupted coastline, this beach has wide range of seaside high-end hotels with modern facilities to choose. Things to entertain vary from indoor cinema, puppet show to outdoor oceanic adventures, and shore excursions.
Other Hot Trends
As Myanmar opens more its treasures for visitors, there are more experiences to immerse in Myanmar for family. For nature oriented journey, Shan State has something to charm you while Dawei peninsula will be the new hotspot to have a fun-packed holiday combining beach with cultural exploration.
Authentic Asia Tours, a local based tour operator have developed various holidays for families, you can browse their Myanmar Tour Packages or ask for a tailor made tour.