Lashio is The commercial hub and largest city in Northern Shan State and situated along the old Burma Road that extends from Muse/Ruili border to Mandalay.
Lashio city has a few attractions worth a visit. The main market area in the heart of the city is a bustling maze teeming with life and all sorts of local and Chinese goods and food can be found here. On the outskirts of the city well maintained Chinese temple makes a nice stop. Popular outing for city folks is to visit hot springs just outside of the city.
What to see and do in Lashio?
What makes Lashio special, and in our opinion one of the destinations not to be missed in Myanmar, is the stunning landscape and nature around the region, as well as the diverse ethnic minorities that inhabit the region.
Travelling here is still adventurous you won’t find all in guide books, yet, and special permits are required for travel out of the city which we will obtain on behalf of our travelers.
We organize trekking tours from Lashio to Palaung, Lisa, Lahu and Wa minorities villages.
Lashio is also excellent base for easy and challenging mountain biking and cycling tour tours.
Other activities available here include paddle boarding along creeks and lakes, exploring limestone caves and swimming and jumping amazing waterfalls. Some you can even swim behind the falls.
Scooter and motorbike adventures are also available starting from Mandalay or just doing 1-2 days trips from Lashio.