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Go there on the second or third to last day of your trip in Thailand. Get all the shopping out of the way, understand that Thailand does not represent a genuine taste of South East Asia, see the...
Try eating a typical burmese breakfast from one of the many restaurants that open early. Order the curried veg and chapatis served with a pot of tea. The chapatis are flung into a clay oven where they stick to the wall for a few seconds then taken out and served to you with your curry. Tastes delicious and costs next to nothing. We found a tea house serving breakfast very near the bridge. Once you cross the bridge turn left at the major intersection, walk another 200m or so and you will find this tea house on the left. The owner/ staff were very eager to talk to us.
Written Mar 4, 2012
There are many ongoing social and medical problems in this part of Myanmar, due to the opium trade and use. We were quite pleased to see the services available in this little town, and the education provided to the locals, encouraging them not to use drugs. The drug education is now commenced in the schools from an early age, in an effort to ensure that the locals make better choices. The impact of opium addictions is widespread in this area, affecting sociological and economic conditions.
Updated Apr 25, 2007
This golf course sits across from a hilltribe cultural center that we were visiting. I didn't personally golf there, as I don't golf, but it looked like a pretty decent course. Definitely exotic with a view of the gold stupa and mountains in the distance.
Written Jun 11, 2004