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Inlay Lake


Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State in the eastern part of Myanmar, is known for scenic beauty and pleasant climate. It is cool the whole year round and the area is colorful with lovely flowers, pine trees and green orchards. Being situated over 1400 metres above sea level, Taunggyi is ideal for holiday-makers during the summer.


Inlay Lake

Inlay Lake, the jewel of Shan State, is located about 30 km to the south of Taunggyi. This vast, beautiful and picturesque Lake, sheltered among the hazy blue mountains of 1524 metres, stretches 22.4 km long and 10.2 km wide. The lake itself is about 900 metres above sea-level and studded with floating islands. Inlay lake is famous for its unique one-leg rowers, floating villages and colourful markets, Ywama, the site of the daily floating markets and Inlay Khaungdaing Spa are places to visit.

Inlay silk is quite popular in Myanmar and silk weaving and hand-looms can be seen at Innpaw-Khon village. The celebration of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is situated in this lake. The festival, held once a year in October, is full of pageantry and splendor. There is one thing very peculiar and different from other countries i.e. Inlay traditional unique one-leg rowers races can be seen by visitors during the festival of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.

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