Travel on Route 4: Kengtung-East Shan State (Mae Sai– Kengtung)
Travelling in Myanmar is one of the interesting choices, especially if you travel via car which will create new mixture of nature, culture and religion’s architecture from past to present.
Route 4 connects Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia in which Thai tourists can pay a visit but only if you have a Burmese guide with you. You are not permitted to roam around freely.
Mae Sai– Kengtung Travel Recommendation via car, 4 days 3 nights
Enjoy the natural view environment and countryside in Myanmar
Day 1: Start the journey at Mae Sai and cross over the border to Tachileik, Myanmar and continue to Kengtung by passing through rubber forest at Phraek and Pang Kwai village, which located on the highest area of Kengtung. You will plentiful forests, mountains and devious rivers that surround both sideways until you reach Mong La, SAR of Myanmar where you can spend your first night here.
See the community life in Mong La and its important places
Day 2: It will be a full-day trip, start off with visiting the morning market of Lue people who live in unique and simple community. After that, pay a visit to important places which are Golden Dragon Temple and Opium Termination Museum. Take a walk at Thailand-China’s border at Mon-La’s side. And then, end your day with Asian black bear farm.
Expose to nature and beauty of Kengtung, an ancient cultural of Shan State
Day 3: Begin with visiting the nature of Tenasserim Hills where there are plentiful forests. There are white stupa and villages of local Hmong and Akha people where you can visit and buy souvenirs. This takes about 2-3 hours. After that, head to Kengtung, the principal town of Shan State which is more 600 years in age, and cultural tourist attractions Myanmar such as beautiful old houses and building, Giant rubber tree which will takes 10 people to hug around its body and Thaw Mu Temple.
Visit the ancient structure and taste some tasty foods
Day 4: On the last day, you can pay a visit to ancient houses at Loi Mwe in the morning and taste the famous gigantic roti. Lastly you can buy local foods, sweets and souvenirs before heading back via the same route.