Destination in Inle
is the largest State in Myanmar bordering China, Laos and
Thailand. It is a hilly region with low temperature and several
ethnic groups residing in Shan State. The capital of Shan State
is Taunggyi and Inle Lake and Pindaya Caves are places of
Located in the southern Shan State and
surrounded by hazy blue mountains. It is the second largest
natural lake in Myanmar with its fine weather and natural
beauty. The lake stretches out 11 miles, about 4 miles broad and
the water is at a depth of 20 feet in the deepest. Inle lake is
the home for the Inthas, one of the national races who grow
vegetables on the floating farms which can detached and moved as
necessary and the vegetables are sold at the Five- day markets.
The Five-day markets held on every fifth day are not be missed
as it provides opportunities to see the members of national
races. The Inthas row the boats with a leg that made them the
unique leg-rowers in the world.
The famous Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda festival is held annually in
October with the procession and the leg-rowing competition. Silk
and lotus weaving industry, pottery making in khaung Taing
village, floating islands, floating farms, colourful floating
market and unique leg-rowers are the best known. A visit to Inle
will give you unforgettable experience.
Pindaya is a town of Shan State about 40 km
from Kalaw and well known for lime-stone caves. Located near
town Pindaya, the holly Pindaya Caves are famous for thousands
of Buddha images in all shapes and sizes carved in wood, stone,
marble and bronze housed in the lime- stone cave.
Kalaw is a small town and peaceful and quiet
place with a cool climate. Situated to the west of Taunggyi,
Kalaw is a former colonial hill station and a few miles away
from famous Pindaya Caves. Every Five-day typical markets and
some of the churches and British style buildings are interesting
for the tourists. Visitors can study products on sale and
experience the life of local people in the typical markets.
Located near Taunggyi, one of the interesting
sites in Myanmar, the Kakku Pagoda, was hidden for centuries in
the wooded hills. The first stupas were erected by King
Alaungsithu in the 12th century. A wonderful pagoda with over
2000 stupas packed closely together is a masterpiece of
traditional arts and architecture. The main stupa is about 40 m
high and surrounded by a large number of small stupas. The whole
site is now well preserved with many originals.
The capital city of Southern Shan State and a
busy trade centre, Taunggyi provides a cool weather. Thaunggyi
means ' Big Mountain ' and it is a hill station in the summer.
Hot Air Ballon Festival is the most famous held in November
every year. Visitors should not fail to see Thaunggyi Cultural
Museum which gives much knowledge of the cultural of Myanmar