Nyaung Shwe

  • Location: 3.5 kilometers north of Inle Lake
  • Status: the tourist center for visiting Inle Lake
  • Population: 155,695 (estimated 2002)
  • Name variant: Yawnghwe
  • A place holding Five Day Market, very popular among Shan State

Situated on the southwestern part of Taunggyi, 3.5 kilometers north of Inle Lake, the township of Nyaung Shwe is an ideal place for people to stop by when they visit Inle Lake, one of the most attractive destinations of Myanmar. Its principal town of the same name is the main transfer port to the notable lake by ferry boats.

Situated on the southwestern part of Taunggyi, 3.5 kilometers north of Inle Lake, the township of Nyaung Shwe is an ideal place for people to stop by when they visit Inle Lake, one of the most attractive destinations of Myanmar. Its principal town of the same name is the main transfer port to the notable lake by ferry boats.

The thoroughfare of Nyaung Shwe is Shwe Nyaung, and there are various side streets as well as some parallel roads along with it. On the road of Shwe Nyaung, there are several shops and restaurants, a few stupas, travel agencies, and markets located behind the storefronts. Thanks to its numerous number of guesthouses and restaurants cheap yet comfortable, Nyaung Shwe, together with Kalaw, is among the few places in Myanmar that you can immerse yourself into a backpacker vibe.

A flight from Yangon to Heho together with a one-hour drive by car or bus can take you to Nyaung Shwe. Another option is taking a highway bus from Yangon to Taunggyi, and then passing Shwe Nyaung to reach the town within 30 minutes. Remarkable destinations of Nyaung Shwe are Inle Lake which is located south of the town, Ywama village with floating markets, Yadana Mann Aung Paya - the oldest pagoda of Nyaung Shwe, and Shwe Yaunghew Kyaung – an old monastery built in the 18th century.

There are a wide range of leisure activities that you can take in Nyaung Shwe, enriching your Burmese experiences; for example: participate in relaxing boat rides, or burn your energy in a challenging hike. In addition, in the town’s restaurants, you can enjoy delicious local dishes as well as tasty spaghettis and pancakes.

Nyaung Shwe Tours

  •  Travel on boat with full conveniences to explore some local markets and come to Khaung Daing Village for tasting Shan tofu.
  •   Learn how to make a traditional style meal in an Intha family and taste it.
  •   Enjoy sweet tea, donut and others at a tea shop.
  •   Stop at Red Mountain Estate for the views of vineyard of Pah Oh hill tribe and taste some wines make from the grape cultivated.
Experiences :
  •  Explore Yangon with the trip to Shwedagon Pagoda and other sights.
  •   Golf at some of most desirable courses, from Yangon, Bagan to PyinOoLwin.
  •   Have sightseeing and learn about the Buddhist architectural arts, history and culture of Burmese in Mandalay and Bagan.
  •   Try tasting some local dishes in the destinations.
  •   Take a boat trip and cycling trip to visit and discover the colorful life and views in Inle Lake and NyaungShwe.
Experiences :
  •  Participating in 5-day market, a typical activity of Inle Lake in particular and Shan State in general
  •   Visiting the surrounding villages, finding out the lives and customs of local people
  •   Admiring ancient architectures in Sagar and Kakku
  •   Access Red Mountain Estate, one of the best vineyards of Myanmar
Experiences :
  •  Discovering peaceful lifestyle and friendly people in hill tribe villages: Khaung Dine village, Mine Thauk village.
  •   Enjoying the beautiful sights of Inle Lake, especially the floating houses
  •   Experiencing one leg rowing technique.
  •   Exploring the traditional handicraft villages and buy some souvenirs for family and friends.
Experiences :

Attractions In Nyaung Shwe

Ywama village
Locating on the western side of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar, Ywama Village is the largest...
Yadana Mann Aung Paya
Yadana Mann Aung Paya is the oldest and most important Buddhist shrine in Nyaung Shwe, Shan State....
Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery
Visitors can easily access the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery just between Heho Airport and Inle Lake. It...

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