DESTINATION IN INLE
Inlay Lake is 22km long and 11 km wide, 875m
above sea level. It was famous for beautiful scenery
such as mountain range around the lake, floating
islands on which inthas cultivate vegetables,
fishing boats which are moved by unique leg-rowing
method, villages on the water living on silk weaving
, silversmith and so on. So Inlay Lake is one of the
most attractive tour site of Myanmar.
Ywama is the largest village of the lake. The
famous activity of the village is the floating
market. Then there are so many teak house and bamboo
on the water. The water passage across the village
is absolutely beautiful.
Phaung Daw Oo Paya
Phaung Daw Oo is a Shrine of Buddha and the most
famous Buddha shrine of the southern Shan State.
There are five Buddha Images in this Shrine. The
original style is not to be seen because of the gold
leaf that the devout Buddhists gild daily. Every
year on September or October there is a festival of
Phaung Daw Oo Paya. During the festival the devotees
carry four Buddha Images to the villages around the
lake with huge Hinthaboat (mythical bird) in
Mine Thauk market
It is a very large and busting market where you
can find a real local atmosphere with the variety of
products from the lake.
Nga Phe Chaung Monastery
It is situated at the north of Ywama village. It
was built 4 years earlier than Mandalay Palace and
made of teak wood. The monks train their cat to jump
into the hoop, so people call this monastery “ Cats
jumping monastery”. The interesting thing is the
complete collection of Buddha Images in Shan, Tibet,
Bagan, Inwa styles.
Indein is a small village on the western bank of
Inlay Lake. After going through the village you will
reach the stairway to the shrine on the top of a
hill. Around the shrine there are many stupas, most
of them are standing ruined among the bushes.
AROUND INLE LAKE
It is the capital of southern Shan State , over
1430 meters above sea level and hill station, where
is cool and pleasant all the year. The journey from
Taunggyi down to Inlay area takes about an hour. The
famous festival of Tunggyi is hot balloon festival
Kakku is in the south of Taunggyi, and 40 km far
from it. Kakku situates in the region of Pa-o, one
of 135 ethnics of Myanmar. This place is filled with
over 2000 stupas. The most of the stupas are about
3, 4 m high and standing in line. The style of the
stupas is mixing of Pa-o, Shan and Barma and built
with brick. The local people believe that King Asoka
sent a mission to this region to extent the
It is also another hill station of Shan State,
1400 meters above sea level. The visitors can feel
the sense of colonial time and can make not only
nearby trekking but also through to Inlay Lake.
A small town of ethnic Danu, Pindaya, is one of
the interesting place (limestone Cave) for visitor ,
and which is about 45 km away from Kalaw. There are
over 8000 Images of Buddha in the Cave.