Things to see and do
The second largest lake in Burma, the rather shallow Inle Lake sits at an altitude of almost 900 metres above sea level and is an important source of fresh fish and harvested fruit and vegetables from floating gardens on the lake. It's also one of the most popular tourist sites in the country. A ... read more
As with many sites in Burma it's often the local inhabitants that make a visit and In Dein on the edge of Inle Lake is a perfect example. The friendly and colourful Pa-O people who inhabit the region are certainly used to tourists and hawk their handicrafts to visitors but they still seem to ... read more
In Dein (sometimes written Indein), which you'll occasionally hear referred to as the Shan Bagan, is a collection of restored and ruined stupas begun in the 12th century and added to by Shan princes up until the 18th century. The restored section -- a forest of shining spires restored on a low hill ... read more
Attractions such as the hotspring pools, the Red Mountain Winery, Khaung Daing village and Maing Thauk are easily visited on bicycle. Khaung Daing is a village where tofu paste is made and Maing Thauk is a village known for its beauty, especially during the winter months when water lilies are ... read more
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