On-The-Go Myanmar: Taunggyi At Last!

Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
 

Day 4 Continued: Arrival at Heho | Inle Lake

 

After our successful pilot series from Yangon, Myanmar, The iTravel Channel TV team returns to Myanmar for yet another production. After a flight time of one hour, Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Flight 241 from Yangon (RGN) to Heho (HEH) arrives. At Heho Airport, the team is picked up by a tour guide, Mr. Sai Win from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

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The food and service on-board Mann Yadanarpon Airlines is fantastic.

Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Flight 241
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Flight 241 to Heho, Myanmar serving on board refreshments
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Flight 241
Mann Yadanarpon Airlines Flight 241 snacks on board
Burmese Tour Guide
Our tour guide for Inle Lake and Taunggyi filming, Mr. Sai Win from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism

Upon leaving the airport, travel time to Inle Lake is approximately an hour. We first stop for a Shan dinner at the Viewpoint Lodge and Fine Cuisines. The food is not only delicious, but the General Manager, Mr. Arno di Biase, takes great care of us. If you’ve never had a traditional Shan barbecue dinner, you’re in for a treat. The food presentation is incredible.

Viewpoint Lodge and Fine Cuisines
Viewpoint Lodge and Fine Cuisines from the outside in NyaungShwe village.
Viewpoint Lodge and Fine Cuisines
Viewpoint Lodge and Fine Cuisines entrance.
Viewpoint Lodge and Fine Cuisines
Viewpoint Lodge and Fine Cuisines second floor.

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Shan Barbeque
Miss Phacharana Thiranithitnan (1st. Runner Up Miss Grand Thailand 2016 (Uthaithani) enjoying making her Shan Barbeque.
Shan Food
Shan Food at Viewpoint Lodge and Cuisines in NyaungShwe village.
Myanmar Beer
Myanmar Local Beer.
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Taunggyi – Home of Hot Air Balloon Festival 2016

On a full stomach the next stop is Taunggyi, Myanmar. Taunggyi is home to the Hot Air Balloon Festival 2016 and it’s absolutely incredible. In fact, it’s nearly madness with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance. As we witness the magic of Myanmar unfolding in Taunggyi, there’s countless international tourists. The production team caught up to interview tourists and everyone had a great time.

Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival)
Miss Phacharana Thiranithitnan (1st. Runner Up Miss Grand Thailand 2016 (Uthaithani) and Kirby Repolido, Managing Director arrive at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival)
Tourists at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival)
Tourists from the US and the UK attending the Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival)
New Zealand and German Tourists at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival)
New Zealand and German Tourists at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival)

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The Hot Air Balloon Festival 2016 in Taunggyi, Myanmar, is absolutely amazing. The production crew had fun while capturing the magical moments of film. At the end of the day, this is a must-do for any visitor to Myanmar.

Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Crowds at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Crowds at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Ballon Festival) 2016
Decorated Hot Air Balloon at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016
Beautiful Fireworks Display at Taunggyi Tazaungtaine Festival (Hot Air Balloon Festival) 2016

Watch for detailed video content about Myanmar coming soon! As the team wraps up this trip, the videos and all of the great memories are en-route to post production. Stay tuned!

 
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