Heritage Ride by Tuk-Tuk

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Full day

9 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Full day refreshing Tuk-Tuk ride through the streets of Nyaung Shwe
  • Cooking class demonstrated by local family
  • Evening cocktail at La Riziere

tour details

Unique experience of travelling around the charming small town, Nyaung Shwe with a Tuk-Tuk. You will get a glimpse of local people, their belief and traditional lifestyle during this tour. An opportunity to cook and make local snacks with a friendly family will also be offered.

Why choose this tour?

  • Fun and unique way to explore the charming small town of Nyaung Shwe; Its people, heritages and culture
  • A chance to mingle with the locals and hands-on experience of making rice crackers
  • Cooking class demonstrated by local family
  • Evening cocktail at La Riziere

tour description

Start from Nyaung Shwe with a Tuk-Tuk for a full-day ride to uncover the hidden heritages and fascinating culture of this little town. Firstly, visit to the oldest Spirit House of the guardian of Shan state, Koe Myo Shin Nat Shrine at the entrance of the city where you will get a glimpse of local belief and the story of spirits (nat). Continue to a family-owned Rice Cracker Workshop. Not only observing but also participating in making rice crackers will offer you the authentic hands-on experience. Proceed to Nyanug Shwe Shan Palace (Sao Phwa Haw), built in the Mandalay tradition and completed in the late 1920s, which is a fine example of Shan palace architecture. After that, visit Kan Kyi Monastery, the biggest monastery with hundreds of student monks, and Yadanar Mann Aung Pagoda (the holiest pagoda in the city), donated by Sao Phwa Maung.
Take a tea break at Shwe Pyi Moe Tea House before you continue exploring Taung Myo (Nan The) village and Payar Gyi village for an insight of local lifestyle.
Lunch will be served by a local family in the village. Learn how to make typical local snack, hin htoke (banana buds are chopped and mixed with rice flour, which are packed in banana leaf and steamed), or either Leek Hin Htoke (steamed leeks) and Kin Maung Kyaw (leek and rice flour tempura). (This activity is suitable for individual and small group due to limited space.)
After lunch, hop in again for a short Tuk Tuk loop ride to enjoy pleasant and beautiful scenery and also observe the rural life pattern of farmers. Expect to see a lot of rice and seasonal vegetables such as corn, eggplant, chilli, tomato plantations along the way. At the end of the day, enjoy evening cocktail (Myanmar Rum sour) at La Riziere. Return to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Inle Lake sightseeing tours
  • Visit the colourful night market of Nyaung Shwe


  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by Tuk-Tuk
  • Home-cooked lunch
  • Cocktail at La Riziere
  • Filtered water and towels


  • Inle Lake Zone Fee


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXIFHRTB

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