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Inlay Region


Meaning “shallow lake”, Inthein (also spelt Indein) is some distance from the main circuit of Inlay Lake and can be reached (water level permitting) by boat on a narrow canal to the west of Ywama. It is most famous for atmospheric clusters of hundreds of densely packed stupas and ancient pagodas (some ruined, some restored) waiting to be explored. The village has a vibrant market and wonderful views across the lake can be enjoyed from Shwe Inthein Paya.


Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is situated in Inlay Lake in Shan State. One of the most dazzling and magical places in Asia. It is a famous principal shrines in Myanmar and it houses five small Buddha images.This pagoda is one of the holiest sites in Shan State. The shrine itself is huge and features five ancient golden Buddhas. Next to it is the large golden barge, a replica of the one said to have been used by King Alaung Sithu to travel around the country, which makes an annual tour during the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival to over 20 villages towed by over 50-long boats, each with around 40 leg-rowers, dancers and music performers.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Market

It is situated on the precinct of the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and opened daily. Local pilgrims and foreign visitors can buy different products of Inlay region as souvenirs.

Khaung Daing Hot Spring

Khaung Daing Hot Spring, located 27 miles (43km) west of Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State of Myanmar is famous for visitors to take pleasure in the beautiful landscape around it.

Khaung Daing Village – Inlay

Khaung Daing is the native village on the northwestern shore of the Inlay Lake in Shan State. It is known for its production of soybean cakes and noodles. There are some interesting Shan style temples just outside the village. A little north of Khaung Daing is the Khaung Daing Hot Spring.

Nyaung Shwe Market

5-day market, opened only on every 5th day, is very interesting spot for tourists. Women from various hill tribes who live in the Inlay region come to sell their home crafts, products, fruits and vegetables in this market.

Nyanug Shwe

Often the arrival point for visitors going to explore Inlay Lake, Nyaung Shwe acts as a “marina” for the many boats ferrying tourists and has a bustling market. The town features Yadana Man Aung Pagoda, built in 1866, which is famous for its elements of traditional Shan architecture. Equally fascinating is a lovely wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, built in the early 19th century and located just outside Nyaung Shwe. Enjoy stunning sunset views across the lake at local vineyards near Maing Thauk.