the early morning a day of exploration, travelling on a
rough road through some of the most remote, but
inhabited mountain area, when we finally had to get out
of our car and continued our adventure by foot...
favourite Shan guide, who grew up in Khentung and speaks
all the tribal languages of this area. You will get many
insights of life in the Golden Triangle. During your
one hour trek, he will explain you that the Loi people do
their living from planting upland rice and corn and live
in 'long houses' - where up to 5 families have not only
their fireplace but also their open bedrooms... 'each
village has a traditional leader (Ka Sere) and of course a
spiritual leader (Doo Boo) as well as a spiritual doctor,
the Nee De Baa...' How the time flies! All of a sudden you
will stand in front of the most stunning old monastery you
have ever seen.
met the monk up there who invited us in and
showed us the altar on which were three Buddha statues -
the only 'crowned' Buddhas in Myanmar, respectively
the world, he said. He invited us to sit down,
have a rest after the hike and allowed us to even
have our picnic lunch there!
around the world - we however thought that this was the
most unique picnic lunch we ever enjoyed in our life! We
later visited the Ka Sere in his long house which he
shared with other families of the nearby Wan Nyut
Village. After I asked them what there main wish was to
have right NOW it took not longer than a minute to get the
answer that it was a COW! Well they got their wish and
they not only did get one cow from us, but 8 cows - that
was 4 years ago and now this village is the richest
in that area as they started breeding cattle...
we do not 'sell' this precious destination a lot, and
decided to sometimes bring travelers to this remote area
who know how exceptional such an encounter is - and not to
forget: without our friend this trip would only be
half the joy as well!