Heho – Best places to visit in Myanmar
Heho serves as the entry point to Myanmar’s renowned Kalaw region and Inle Lake. You can go to the Green Lake and the deep into each other blue sky from here. Waves on the water’s surface rolled, and white flocks of birds flew through the sky. The most impressive image is of Inle fishermen rowing as artists with one foot in the middle of a huge wave while wearing a traditional Longiyong skirt and sunless tanning.
Heho – authentic Asia
1. Overview about Heho travel
A few miles south of Mandalay and north of Yangon, on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy), is where you’ll find Bagan. This was the epicenter of the Pagan Kingdom, which is modern-day Myanmar, during the height of Bagan. Here, more than 10,000 Buddhist structures have been constructed. But now there are only 2,000 left. The main draw for travelers to Myanmar is these Buddhist structures. A small town in Shan State’s Kalaw Township is called Heho. Geographically, this location serves as the entrance to Inle Lake.
One way in Heho
2. How to get to Heho
Flight: The fastest way to get to Bagan if you want to save time is by plane. There are numerous domestic airlines that fly directly to Nyaung U Airport from Mandalay, Heho, and Yangon (the nearest airport to Bagan). From Heho, the flight takes about 30 to 40 minutes, and from Yangon, it takes an hour and a half. Tickets cost about MMK80,000 (equivalent to over 600USD).
Train: Take the train to see the picturesque Myanmar countryside through the window. However, Myanmar’s train system is not very advanced and frequently arrives late, as is to be expected. The standard compartment of a wooden chair, the first compartment of a couch, and the compartment of a bed are the three different types of compartments. Regardless of where you decide to sit, you must nonetheless get ready for a protracted and bumpy ride ahead.
The old train in Heho
Cruise: If you have more time and are feeling a little more daring, you might want to consider sailing to Bagan. The average travel time for trains to Bagan along the Ayeyarwady River is 12 hours.
Bus ride: Due to Bagan’s excellent and reasonably priced bus system, day or night bus trips are the most popular choice. Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung Shwe, Taunggyi, Kalaw, and Pyin Oo Lwin are the departure points for routes to Bagan. The vehicle will make a lengthy stopover where it will give passengers a wet towel and free bottles of water.
3. Travel around in Heho
When you get to Heho, the first thing you should do is look for a map. A few hotels offer their customers free maps. If not, you can purchase for just MMK1,000.
You can begin your journey to Heho once you have the map in your possession. In Heho, these are the available modes of transportation:
Bicycle or motorbike: The cheapest and most enjoyable way to travel in Heho is by bicycle or electric motorbike. For MMK6-8k or MMK2-5k, respectively, you can rent a bike for the entire day. However, cycling in the heat in Heho calls for good health and plenty of water. Electric scooters are an option, but make sure to check that the battery is fully charged before you leave and note the garage’s phone number so you can call if something goes wrong.
Horseback Riding: You can rent a carriage for about MMK15–20k per day if you want to tour Heho in a “traditional” manner. The carriage isn’t particularly swift, though!
Take a taxi: Since Heho is quite dusty and sunny, renting a taxi is the most comfortable way to explore Heho. The taxi driver deserves a few tips as well, especially after taking the time to introduce you to Bagan as a novice traveler!