This Myanmar motorcycle tour, heads north out of Thailand and into one of the most secretive, interesting countries on earth. Not only that, the beautiful ride north through villages and mountains bring us to the “noncompliant” town of Mongla on the Myanmar-China border.
With Myanmar emerging from decades of civil war, the military checkpoints along the way are still pretty serious and intimidating (at first).
It immediately feels different to Thailand, you’re on the other side of the road for one & has a much quieter, slow pace.
The motorcycle ride north in Myanmar is fantastic. Lots of villages, markets, ethnic hilltribe communities, fun curves and big mountains. In a group it makes the experience more enjoyable, sharing stories of riding “moments” passed in the day is always a hot topic when riding in Myanmar.
There some priceless Myanmar Akha hilltribe villages that are accessible by motorcycle. It needs to be dry to get there by motorcycle but shouldn’t be an issue.
From the Myanmar Akha villages, we ride north to the beautiful, un-molested (by tourists) town of Kengtung / Chiang Tung. A magical town, full of resources – rice, teak, minerals, livestock and many many more. It’s worth spending some time here looking around, there’s a great local market and some really spiritual temples.
Nice hotel in Kengtung, with delicious local Shan food for our evening meal.
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