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Taiunggyi is the capitol of Shan State and the country's major state, home to various mountain people. The Taunggyi is considered to be the "biggest and best" mountain terminal. Accessible by plane and street, it is renowned for its cold weather, Lake Inle, the week open air markets, the balloon festival in November and the Taunggyi Museum.
Taunggyi Market is very lively and intriguing, where it is customary to see mountain tribes coming to the market. The majority of Kalung humans are living in Kayah State, but are often seen near Taunggyi. Concealed in the bluest mountain ranges of the Orient is this intriguing Inle Lake, nine nautical and four-wide.
You will be delighted by a motorized cruise through the swimming island and village. There are high mounds on both sides of the lakeshore and island lakeside with 17 settlements on stilt, most of which are populated by the Intha. The Inthas of Dawei (Tavoy) on the Tanintharyi in southern Myanmar are said to have emigrated to this area, separated from their Shan neighbours in cultural and linguistic terms.
It is a peculiar technology that makes it easier for the poor, who are also used for paddling, to paddle from one end of the pond to the other. This also allows the oarsman to see the swimming isles and the hyazinth. Even though outboards are used for cruise ships and for transporting passengers to island and seaside towns, most still use rudders and canoes to avoid fuel shortage, save costs and eliminate the annoyance of using hybrid prop.
Situated in the NyaungShwead Valleyship, the whole Lakeland has 130,000 inhabitants, including Intha, Shan, Thaungthu (Pa O), Taungyo, Danu, Kayah, Danaw and Bamar. Situated to the northern side of the lakeshore, the homonymous settlement is accessible from Shwenyaung or the water. It is accessed via a long canal.
Some 70,000 inhabitants are living on the banks and islets of the lakes. The city of Kalaw (70,000 inhabitants) lies on the outskirts of the Shan Plateau. At around 1,316 metres above sealevel, Kalaw is the highest municipality along the rural road from the plain to the Inlesee area.
It was a favourite of the old UK mountains. Kalaw-Pindaya Strait is very comfortable with its panorama view of the mountains. It was once a UK top terminus, very beloved by those who came here to help the various peoples of the mountains to become "true believers", UK styled chalets with well-kept outbuildings.
Well-known for its lime stone caverns, overlooking a sea, the caverns are home to virtually a thousand Buddha-paintings. It' s amazing to see Pindaya and the Pindaya Grotto. The Pindaya is just lovely with the small Bottalote Sea in the center of the city. Approximately 40 km from Aungban lies the city of Pindaya, known for its vast caverns and the scenic Pontaloke Lago.
Picturesque Aungban-Pindaya Street leads through the towns of Pa-O and Danu of Pwehla and Ji-Chanzi. The Pindaya itself is a center for the Taung-Yo speakers in Myanmar. There are shan papers and sunshades made of bark from mulberries. It is said that seven damsels who bathed in the sea fled into the cave during a thunderstorm.
You can take brief walks to the nearby towns of Dany, Pa-O, Palaung and Taung-yo. Known for its beautiful landscape and many colourful ethnical strains. Sights around Kyaing Tong include the Spa, Naung Tong Lake, Sunn Taung Monastery, Sunn Taung Monastery, National Square, Traditional Lacquerware Mill and Weavery.
Around Kyaing Tong there are many towns of different ethnical groups. They are known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha. The Kyaing Tong is located in Shan State, 452 km from Taunggyi and 176 km from Tachileik. Eastwards of Myanmar lies a wonderful dale between the high foggy peaks of the Shan Plateau and the Mekong and Thanlwin (Salween) River.
The Kyaing Tong Valley is a historic area, home to the Gon Shan, the Akhas, the Lisu, the Wa and the White and Black Lahu. The country's capitol is Kyaing Tong (formerly Keng Tung). Khemarat, Tongapuri, but in the present day it is only known as Kyaing Tong.
The Kyaing Tong paint factory is also known as Kyaing Tong Lackware. Kakku is located in the lowest Pa-oh area, 26 leagues southward of Taunggyi, the capitol of Shan State. The Kakku area is still uncharted and is dotted with Pa-oh towns on both sides of the highway from east to west.
Mornings you will depart your motel by ferry and ride through pine-clad mountains up to Taunggyi, the southern Shan state capitol and a former UK mountain col. You can also go to the village where minorities are selling their products and a Cheeroot plant. Only a few hrs from Taunggyi, you will explore the "long lost" Kak Ku remains in a landscape populated by the Pa O.
The Kak Ku is located in the hilly Shan Hills and is very uncommon and little known about its origin. Pa O's folks believe that the initial pit was constructed on the site about 2,000 years ago. Visiting one of the many Pa O towns near Kak Ku, you will see a giant convent on your way back to Taunggyi.