- Soak up the sun on the three tiny but idyllic Gili Islands.
- Travel in traditional island-style on a horse-drawn cart.
- Snorkel and swim to check out the colourful underwater world
Hop onto Yangon’s circular train and discover some of the city’s best kept secrets – a shattered glass factory and a serene leafy oasis.
From the colonial-style Yangon Railway Station, buy a circular train ticket to Hledan Station. As the train rumbles along the bumpy track look out onto the passing landscape and enjoy the commotion at each station as the food hawkers hop on and off. On arrival in Hledan, walk to the bustling local market to see the array of fresh vegetables, flowers and other produce on sale.
Early morning set off Pemuteran, in the northwest of the island. This laid-back coastal village has become popular with visitors due to its waterfront resorts and the extreme natural beauty of the surrounding area – both inland and at sea. It is also home to the largest artificial biorock reef project, a marine conversation effort that is not only extremely effective but is also creating unusual and beautiful underwater art.
Visit the bustling Chau Long market located just off of Truc Bach Lake. Enjoy the walk through the narrow and busy passages with a crowd of vendors’ stores displaying all sorts of colourful groceries and foodstuffs. There is a good deal of chances for great photos with vibrant colors from a vegetable shop or a butcher’s store. If you are keen to see some exotic stuff, you will find a corner with kicking frogs, eels, silkworms and so forth and so on.
In several Southeast Asian countries, it is common for males (and some females) to spend some part of their lives serving as a Buddhist monk. This service can last anywhere from one day, up to a lifetime.
Three members of the ICS Travel Group team in Yangon, Myanmar recently entered the monkhood. Myo Thar Htet, Soe Moe Aung and Wunna Kyaw – all of whom work in the ICS Travel Group Operations department – celebrated their Novitiation Ceremony last weekend. During this ceremony, the “novice” monk has his head shaved.
Our team members will be monks for 7 days and then return to daily life.