Fun Family-Friendly Activities


Myanmar offers plenty of engaging activities for the whole family. Here are some fun things to do as a family that will make your Myanmar holiday a memorable one.

Shwedagon Pagoda
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• Visit temples and pagodas especially the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) in Kyaikto, Mon State, to understand Buddhism

• Experience the local life on the Yangon Circular Train

• Take a slow train ride from Mandalay to Lashio to see the spectacular Gokteik Viaduct railway bridge

The Gokteik Viaduct railway bridge
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• Soar among the clouds on a hot air balloon (Bagan, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Ngapali Beach)

• Enjoy thrills, spills and more at Yangon Waterboom and Natural World Amusement Park

• Explore Pyin Oo Lwin’s (former British hill station) botanical gardens, Anisakan Falls and attractions

• Visit the ancient capital of Ava by horse and cart

• Explore Bagan’s countryside and temples on bicycles

• Trek to the peak of Mount Victoria, Mount Zwegabin or the much lower Mandalay Hill to enjoy stunning vistas

• Get a taste of local village life by trekking up to a hill tribe village such as Danu or Yasakyi (Palaung hill tribe) villages in Pindaya or Kalaw

• Enjoy the beach life at Ngapali

• Go island-hopping in Cocks Comb Island (Emerald Heart Island) and Nyaung Oo Phee Island

Cocks Comb Island

• Explore Inle Lake on a long-tailed boat

• Cruise along Irrawady River to enjoy captivating panoramas and bustling river activity

• Go on a sunset cruise to catch the amazing glow of lights and soak up the evening breeze

• Visit one of Myanmar’s stunning waterfalls such as Dee Dote, Nam Tok, Pwe Kauk and Kyone Htaw

• Explore the famous caves of Hpa-An

• Feed and bathe elephants at an eco camp

• Catch a traditional Burmese puppet show

• Shop for souvenirs at Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon

• Learn about gems and how they are mined in Myanmar at Myanmar Gems Museum in Yangon

• Attend a gold leaf workshop like the King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop in Mandalay to discover how gold leaf is made

• Take a cooking class in Yangon or Mandalay and learn how to cook Burmese food