Inle Lake, the jewel of Shan State, is Located about 30 km to the south of Taunggyi. This vast, beautiful and picturesquare Lake, sheltered among the hazy blue mountains of 1524 meters, stretches 22.4 km long and 10.2 km wide. The lake itself is about 900 meters above sea-level and studded with floating islands. Innlay Lake is famous for its unique one-leg rowers, floating village and colourful markets. Ywama” the site of a daily floating “ markets” and Innlay-Khaungdaing Spa are places to visit. Innlay silk is quite popular in Myanmar and silk weaving and hand-looms can be seen at Innpaw-Khone village.
The celebrated PhaungDawOo is situated in this lake. Its festival, held once a year in October, is full of pageantry and ceremonial splendor. There is one thing very peculiar and different from other countries i.e Innley traditional unique one-leg rowers races can be seen by visitors during the festival of the PhaungDawU Pagoda.
PhaungDawU Pagoda Festival
The images are of various sizes, some carved in the face of rock and some deposited in niches in the walls. The road from Kalaw to Pindaya ( 38 km ) passes through a countryside of magnificent scenic beauty.
Kyaik Htiyo Pagoda
Before 1996, coaches reach only Kinpun Base Camp at the foot of the hills from which visitors can trek uphill for about 11 km. At present, the trusteeship council of the Kyaik Htiyo Pagoda has already constructed the new motor-car road up to the foot of the hills highest destination to climb all the seasons for the deevotees and visitors. Porters and palanquins are available to carry luggage and pilgrims who are too old or weak.