Things to know about Nyaungshwe (Shan State, Myanmar)

Nyaung Shwe is a pleasant town and is one of the main traveller scenes in Burma. The town is the main tourist hubs for visiting Inle Lake and is the second largest lake in Myanmar. Boat ride to Inle Lake is famous among the locals and tourists, a boat ride and visiting interesting places around the lake is the main attraction in Nyaung Shwe. Inle Lake is located on a hill and 900 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains, so the climate is very nice and special to relax. Inle Lake is a huge freshwater reservoir and the size is 22 kilometres by 10 kilometres. About 70 thousand people live around the lake and on its islands, most people called Floating Villages. The price for a private boat is K20.000 for a half-day visit to around the lake. You can stop by at local workshops like lotus weaving, making fabric from cotton and silk. You can see the amazing workshops that the local’s woman showed how to make threads from lotus stem and the weaving process. And you can also buy the traditional style of handmade dresses at different prices. Another place is the silver workshop, ¬†you can see how silver is melted. People who live in Inle lake are called InTha, they are very polite and honest.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is another place that you should not miss. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is the most impressive monetary in Inle Lake with Five ancient images of Buddha that completely cover with gold. More than 800 years old golden five images are kept in this monastery. Shwe In Dein pagoda is a group of Buddhist pagodas located in In Dein village. In Dein is a small village located in the west of Inle Lake. This village can be also reached by boat. Hundreds of ancient pagodas are situated in Shwe In Dein pagoda. Some people called Shwe Bagan and It is a highlight of any visit to Nyaung Shwe and should not be missed.

There are many interesting places in Nyaung Shwe where you can visit in a short time. Nyaung Shwe is full of hotels and travel agencies, which offer your boat trip and guide you everything about the town. You can choose from budget hotel to luxury hotel depending on your choice. You can also choose the floating hotels in Inle Lake and you can get an amazing experience, not like the others.

The restaurant in Nyaung Shwe is also reasonable and delicious. Nyaung Shwe town offers delicious eating and drinking spots to travellers. Depending on quality and prices range from cheap and cheerful to high-end fine dining. Red Mountain Winery, Red Mountain estate, this is one only two wineries in Myanmar, located few kilometres west of Nyaung Shwe. This winery produces the best wines of the country and the wines are made in the tradition of western wines with all new technologies and modern equipment. Some visitors come for the wines, but most come for the views and pleasant surroundings. Nyaung Shwe is the town that is worth many interesting places to explore.