Oriental Ballooning is the best ballooning outfit in Myanmar. They operate in Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Pindaya. Each location is amazing, but the Mandalay experience was incredible. It's much more exclusive than Bagan which makes for a very special flight. We took off next to Kuthodaw Pagoda, the 'Big Book Pagoda,' the view was spectacular. We flew for almost 2 hrs. and were the only balloon in the sky. The best part came when we landed north of the city and a group of 300+ villagers and kids ran out into their fields, screaming with joy as they cheered us on... so cool!