People Tribes in shan

Buffalo Market

Buffalo Market

The Buffalo Market is situated on the left side of the road leaving Kyaing Tong for Taunggyi. This market is unique for buying and selling of the hardy buffaloes used for farming and transportation and also for meat and milk.
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Colonial Buildings in Kalaw

Colonial Buildings in Kalaw

Kalaw is one of the hill stations during the British’s colonial time. Many colonial buildings such as houses, hospital, golf course, tennis ground, Anglican Church can be seen around Kalaw.
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Eng Village

Eng Village

Nant Lin Taung is a hilly village resided by Eng nationals. Only 13 miles (21km) from the north of Kyaing Tong in Eastern Shan State in Myanmar. The Eng Nationals have a love for black teeth and tobacco chewing and they earn their living by farming and hunting.
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Five Days Market

Five Days Market

A Five Day Market is one of the attractive tourist experiences in Shan State where the different ethnic nationals sell their daily farm products like vegetables, fish, flowers, fruits and so on. This kind of shopping is unique to this place and naturally brings pleasure to many shoppers from the area and from far.
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Floating Gardens

Floating Gardens

The native people, In-Thars, grow vegetables on floating islands which are collection of floating weed and water hyacinth. These floating islands can be cut, dragged by boats and ever be sold like a piece of land. Floating gardens can be found mostly in Kaylar, Inchan and Zayatgyi villages.
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Gold Smith & Silver Smith Workshop

Gold Smith & Silver Smith Workshop

Producing gold and silver ware is a long tradition of Myanmar. Ywa-ma village which is located 12km away from Nyaung Shwe is well known for its gold and silver ware.
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Gon Shan Village

Gon Shan Village

It is located about 20 minutes drive from Kyaing Tong. You can reach Gon Shan village and see remarkable long houses.
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Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Hot-Air Balloon Festival held every November in Taunggyi. It is commonly called the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival. One can watch scores of giant paper animals being inflated and floated off into the sky. The competitions run during the day and at night when the sky is colorfully illuminated with hot-air balloons.
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Hsipaw

Hsipaw

Hsipaw is an ancient Shan town, the local capital of a Shan principality of the same name which according to its legendary history goes back to year 58 B.C. It is said to have been founded by Sao Hkun Hkam Saw, the fourth son of the Sawbwa (Saohpa) of Mong Mao named Sao Hkun Lai. The Myanmar (Burma) people pronounce the name as Thibaw and the last king of Myanmar, King Thibaw (1875-85 AD) got his name from this town. Hispaw has a large local market in the center of the town, with cinemas, small guest houses and restaurants near the bus stands. The old wooden traditional Haw, Palace of the Sawbwa is at the northern end of the town and the main pagoda, the Maha Myatmuni Phaya is right at the southern end. The roads are parallel to the Namtu or Dokhtawaddy River with its clear, cool waters against a backdrop of hill and mountains.
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Kaylar Village

Kaylar Village

This village is located in the middle part of Inle Lake and famous for its floating gardens. The villagers mainly live on fishing and farming. On the floating gardens, they mostly grow tomatoes and some of them grow peas, chilies and flowers.
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Khaung Daing Village

Khaung Daing Village

Khaung Daing is the native village on the northwestern shore of the Inlay Lake in Shan State. It is known for its production of soybean cakes and noodles. There are some interesting Shan style temples just outside the village. A little north of Khaung Daing is the Khaung Daing Hot Spring.
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Kyaing Tong Central Market

Kyaing Tong Central Market

The Market is located in downtown Kyaing Tong, which is the ancient capital of eastern Shan State. The Market brings down from the surrounding mountains many ethnic villagers wearing their traditional and colorful dresses to exchange goods.
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Lashio

Lashio

Capital of the northern Shan State, major settlement is Shan and Chinese being bordering with Yunan province of China. The famous Burma Road built by the British before the War, interests with Ledo Road leading into the Yunnan province.The highlight about this trip is to enjoy the most spectaculars scenic views of the Shan plateau traveling one way by winding road with elbow crossing hilly drive and the other way by train with twisting and turning hilly trek. Crossing over historic Gokehtaik viaduct will be an unforgettable experience. There is a hot spa near Lashio which is always crowded with local pilgrimages to enjoy the nature warmed both of they believe bathing here will purify body and mind.
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Leg Rowers Running Race

Leg Rowers Running Race

Unique Leg Rower’s Running Race can be seen in Inlay lake, Southern Shan State of Myanmar, especially during the Inlay Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival, as one of the attractive events in this region.
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Loi Mwe Village

Loi Mwe Village

It takes about one and half hour drive from Kyaing Tong. The hill top place is filled with peaceful surroundings and you can have a look at old British Colonial Governor’s Houses and old churches. You can also see many hillside cultivations surrounding Loi Mwe village.
Historical Sites People Tribes Sightseeing
Loimwe

Loimwe

Loimwe, 38 km from Kyaing Tong, used to be the headquarters of the British District Commissioner during the colonial period. This 'hill station' features a number of old colonial buildings and a century-old Catholic church. The main attraction is the scenery on the ascent to Loimwe, as you pass through forests, terraced rice fields and past a lake.
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Mine Thauk Market

Mine Thauk Market

Located on the east bank of Inlay Lake. Mine Thauk Market day is one of the important 5-day markets in the region. On the market day, hill tribes nearby and the local people gather at the market place. They bring to sell their products such as vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, charoots, local dries, local food, souvenirs for tourist and so on. Their custom and dress can also be observed.
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Mong La (Mailar)

Mong La (Mailar)

Located on the Myanmar – China border can be reached from Kyaing Tong by road (2 ½ hours). Mong La is a flourishing town where the border trade, especially the tourist industry is booming. Tourist across the border pour in daily to do shopping, see the highly popular elephant circus and crocodile show or just to relax at a pleasant picnic site surrounded by emerald green mountains.
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Mong Ma Village

Mong Ma Village

Mong Ma village is situated near Mong La, eastern Shan State and you can observe traditional Long houses and life styles of local people in this village.
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Morning Market (Tachileik)

Morning Market (Tachileik)

The Morning Market is located half km from border checkpoint of Myanmar and Thailand. It is one of the tourist attractions in Tachileik, usually opened from 6 am to 1 pm. The Hill Tribes attired in their traditional costumes are also the attractions in the market.
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Mukayong Village

Mukayong Village

The village is situated on the way between Taunggyi and Ho Pone. The villagers can grow vegetables all the year round because of the existence of many natural springs there.
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Muse

Muse

Muse, a small town on the banks of the Shweli River, is the main border gateway between Myanmar and Yunnan Province (China). Located 247 miles (398km) far from Mandalay and 190 km from Lashio, it is a bustling trading center. Namkham and Kyukoke are nearby border towns. There are many car lines from Mandalay to Muse.
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National Races Village

National Races Village

It is located near Muse-Nam Khan Road, 1.3 miles (2km) far from Muse. The village provides a glimpse of the traditional live of Myanmar national races, such as Myanmar village, Kayin village, Padaung village and Palaung village. Houses are built in the traditional way.
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Natural Garden

Natural Garden

This Garden is situated on the Nam Khan hill. The hill top offers unforgettable sunset views of the city. There has an entertainment hall. Sometime it is celebrated with traditional performing dance such as padaung, toenaya (Chinese Dragon) and Kanayar (kayar)
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Nyaung Shwe

Nyaung Shwe

It is a town a few kilometers north of Inle Lake in the Shan State of Myanmar. It is located south of Sakangyi and southwest of Taunggyi. Bawrithat Pagoda lies in the southern part of the town. Nyaung Shwe is the tourist hub for visiting Inle Lake and Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary. It consists of one main thoroughfare with numerous side streets and a few parallel roads. The main street has numerous shops, several restaurants, a few stupas, travel agencies and a market (located behind the storefronts). Near the end of this road, a bridge crosses the river channel near an impressive mirror-tiled stupa. The town serves as a marina for the numerous long boats carrying tourists into the lake. The lake itself is located a few kilometers south through a river channel. Nyaung Shwe can be reached by bus, car, or by plane via the airport in Heho, located about a one-hour drive away.
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Nyaung Shwe Market

Nyaung Shwe Market

5-day market, opened only on every 5th day, is very interesting spot for tourists. Women from various hill tribes who live in the Inlay region come to sell their home crafts, products, fruits and vegetables in this market.
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Or Yaw Village

Or Yaw Village

Or Yaw is a quarter of Pindaya and the main business of the native people is agriculture. On the other hand they enjoy pottery and handicrafts making. They produce water pot, flower vases and toys for children.
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Pa-O Village

Pa-O Village

Most of the Pa-O tribes live around southern Shan State and there are many Pa-O villages in Shan State. They live on agriculture and especially they grow cigar leaves, garlic, wheat and peas.
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Palaung Village

Palaung Village

It takes two hours (short way) or four hours through the hills to the village of the Palaung tribe from Kalaw . At first a steep track leads down into a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot. tea. damsons and mangoes on the hill. Some of the people in this village live in the traditional long houses: a stilt establishment long enough to house five or six families to a house. Some others live in single family dwellings.
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Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is situated in Inlay Lake in Shan State. One of the most dazzling and magical places in Asia. Is is a famous principal shrines in Myanmar and it houses five small Buddha images.
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Sagar Village

Sagar Village

Sagar is a ruined royal capital with ancient monasteries and pagodas at the southern end of Inle Lake. It was built in 1479 and the population is about 1300.
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Tachileik

Tachileik

Located on the Myanmar - Thai border in the eastern Shan State, is a gateway to the heart of the Golden Triangle. The Friendship Bridge across the small Mae Sai stream links Tachileik with the northern Thai border town of Mae Sai. You can fly direct from Yangon to Tachileik in an hour. There is a ferry-landing site at Wanpon port on the Mekong River at the Myanmar - Laos border, 29 km from Tachileik. The road from Tachileik to Kyaing Tong is good and it takes only 3 hours by car to get there.
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