BAL­LOONS OVER BA­GAN

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There are few ex­pe­ri­ences that could top a bal­loon ride over the tem­ples of Ba­gan in cen­tral Myan­mar. The ae­rial view of Ba­gan is se­ri­ously im­pres­sive with tem­ples dot­ted around in the sea of green. Some­times you may fly over vil­lages and see peo­ple on their early morn­ing rounds, feed­ing their an­i­mals or go­ing to mar­ket. The bal­loon flight is rated as one of the top ac­tiv­i­ties for vis­i­tors to Ba­gan on TripAd­vi­sor. Bal­loons over Ba­gan has an im­pec­ca­ble safety track record since its in­cep­tion 18 years ago and op­er­ates 12 hot air bal­loons in the area as well as two bal­loons at Inle, a new lo­ca­tion. The Inle flights are an ex­tra­or­di­nary way to ex­pe­ri­ence one of Myan­mar’s most scenic and cul­tural at­trac­tions as lo­cal In­thar fish­er­men are out look­ing for the first catch of the day and boats laden with pro­duce are on their way to the mar­ket through a maze of canals. En­joy break­fast next to one of the beau­ti­ful Shan vil­lages af­ter the flight. The ul­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence is a two-day bal­loon sa­fari of Inle and Pin­daya.

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