Today starts with a visit to the Pindaya market, a typical rural market selling an array of food and dry goods.
Then take a short drive east of Pindaya where we will continue on foot to a small village. In the village you will get to observe the daily activities of the people. If it is dry season you may see the drying of cheroot leaves or weaving of cotton. In the rainy season you may see activities such as the weaving of wood or bamboo mats and making of brooms. This quaint village is filled with friendly locals and some curious kids who will welcome you to their town.
Next continue to a local farm for an interactive cooking demonstration. Learn about the local ingredients used in some of the regional cuisine (Danu, Shan and Pa-Oh) and the techniques used to cook the tasty dishes of the Shan State. You may also have a chance to visit a small plantation where some herbs or other ingredients are being grown.
After cooking sit down to enjoy a delicious lunch of your freshly prepared dishes.