The capital at Shan State. About 454 miles from Yangon. A hill station, over 1,430 meter above sea-level. By car all the way in 16 hours. By train up to Nyaung Shwe and thence to Taunggyi by car. Air service up to Heho, then by car. From Taunggyi it is about an hour's drive to Inle Lake.
Taunggyi is cool and pleasant all the year round. The market on every fifth day is crowded with ethnic tribes in their traditional dresses, Taunggyi Museum is worth visiting too.
There are two kinds of fire-ballon competitions the day festival and the night festival. Balloons in the shape of elephant, horse, ox, water-buffalo, bird, pig, fish, hintha, owl and parrot are released in the day festival. the ballons released at night have fireworks, multi-coloured lights and so-called" dia-mond ear-rings" with small lanterns attached to the main balloon.
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda was built on the Kyaikhtiyoe Hill. It is perches one the edge of Paunglaung Mountain Range, part of the Eastern Yoma, in Kyaikhto Township, Mon state.Read More
Dannyawady the capital in which generations of Rakhine King’s built their palace pagoda and ruled over the people is situated about 80 km N of Sittwe on the river bank of Kispanadi (Kalandan) River it takes about 2½ hrs boat trip from Sittwe to Mrauk U.Read More