Inle Lake Taunggyi Shan MyanmarTaunggyi Shan Myanmar Inle Lake
Shan State, Burma. Arriving in Nyaung Shwe, the major evolution of Inle Lake, at dusk, I immediately take a cruise across the lake and wonder if the infamous Nayar, a mythic four-legged drag on, is still patrolling the water. One old man sitting next to me on the coach had been telling me all about the Nayar and the Magan, a man-eating crocodile-um-anteater patrolling through the dark valleys of Inle at sunset.
In Burma I don't think I'm superstious, but I believe almost everything: "Now you start to know our country," he says, blinking at me as he leads us through the darkness, the motor is dying and we are sitting for a second. I'm not sure if we're going to wait for the Nayar to pull us to the bottom of the lake or if our prop has dropped off and we have to go back ashore.
From the fog, with the first sunrays over the east side of the hill, a fisher arrives, dragging over a seemingly thin pane of glas; a powerful foot drives his slim kayak, while he lifts a solid cone-shaped net over his forehead and topples over.
An Intha Fisher, a member of the Tibeto-Burman ethnical community, who make their lakeside stilted cottages, self-sufficient fishermen and peasants famous for their uniquely one-legged oar styles, which have been fed for centuries for centuries for the same kind of romance in travelogue as the Venice channel rudder.
Places of interest
Taiunggyi is the Shan state' s capitol. It is also about 500 kilometres northern of Yangon and about 10 kilometres south-east of Mandalay. Shan State's capitol lies on a high plain amidst high hills. It' s on a high plain, encircled by high hills.
Taunggyi is situated on a hilly landscape, the healthy alpine climate in particular promotes wellbeing. Usually it is raining in Taunggyi from June to November and the mean precipitation is 32.68in. In order to get to Taunggyi, you first have to go to Heho, about 40 kilometres to the west, because the city itself has no airport.
You can reach Taunggyi by car, train or plane from all parts of the world. It is 456 kilometers from Yangon to Taunggyi and can be accessed directly by highway. On the way to Taunggyi is full of curves and zigzag and. seen from above, like a snakes. On this street you have a good look at the surroundings.
Once you are in Taunggyi, you can first see the beautiful Sao Sam Htun Hospital and then the Taunggyi Department Store. the store. The Shan State Museum of Culture. There are pine, kirsch and gum tree that grow all over the city and the whole area is verdant and cozy.
Taunggyi's liveliest part is the Myoma Markt, a place where local residents buy and buy their local produce only once every five nights. Today it is a day-to-day business that is always populated by the population. This is also the meeting place for different breeds living in Taunggyi.
Taunggyi's other interesting place is the Museum of Culture, where you can see culture items, folk costumes, domestic and agricultural tools, painting, sculpture, handicrafts of the various breeds living in Shan State. Hawnans " (palatial residences) also exist, where the Shan Sawbwas (Shan Chieftains), who used to be living, can be seen.
At Taunggyi, the Shan state capitol, in Taunggyi, people are celebrating the Tazaungdine feast with Kahtein (offering of monks' clothes) and the release of fireballs into heaven. Taunggyi is the largest Taunggyi festivals in the state. Not only Taunggyi citizens visit it, but also those from the South Shan state and many different nationalities.