Shan State

Alodaw Pauk Pagoda

It lies in Nampan Village, Nyaung Shwe Township, southern Shan State. It was one of the 84000 Pagodas built by the famous king, Thiri Dhamma Thawka.


Aungban is located at 4219ft (1286m) above sea level, 38 miles (61km) away from Taunggyi and 6 miles (10km) away from Kalaw. Aungban is an important town for farmers because it is a junction of Pindaya, Kalaw, Taunggyi. There are many purchasing centres to collect locally grown fruits and vegetables which are sent to other towns by trucks and trains.

Ho Pone

Ho Pone is believed to be an ancient town and theresidents are mainly Shan and Pa-O. It is located 12miles (19km) away from Taunggyi on the way to Hten San Cave. The most famous religious site is the Shwechanthar Pagoda and Ho Pone pond is alsoa beautiful spot.

Hten San Cave

Hten San Cave is located 26 miles (42km) from Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State; and 10 miles (16km) from Hopone city. It is a natural limestone cave at 1800 meter above sea level.


One of Myanmar more revered reclining Buddha's. It is housed in a large metal-roofed shed, only a short distance, located north east of the Shwedagon Pagoda. The original one built in 1907 was damaged due to exposure to climate over the years. It was demolished in 1957 and rebuilt in 1966.

Khaung Daing Hot Spring

Khaung Daing Hot Spring, located 27 miles (43km) west of Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State of Myanmar is famous for visitors to take pleasure in the beautiful landscape around it.

Kakku Pagodas

Kakku Pagodas are Asia's largest and most spectacular wonders. The Pagoda complex has over 2,400 stupas with origins dating back many centuries. Kakku is about 33 miles (53km) from Taunggyi,

Mya Sein Taung Pagoda

The pagoda was built on the hill to the north-east of Taunggyi in 1962. The stupa has a height of 27ft (8m) and the Buddha statue inside is 9ft 9in (3m) high. It is the bronze statue and the weight is 1800 vises. The mountain being situated 5000ft (1524m) above sea level, beautiful northern view of Taunggyi can be seen from the top of it.

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.

Phaungdawoo Pagoda

The Phaungdawoo Pagoda is situated in Inle 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.

Pindaya Cave

The ancient caves are about one mile southwest of the town, and can be reached by car. Except for the young and energetic, the best way is to go leisurely be horsecart to the foot of the hills, reserving your energy for the 200 steps up the covered stairway leading to the cave entrance and for exploring the huge meandering maze made up of numerous caves.

Sulamuni Pagoda

Sulamuni Pagoda the huge white pagoda has a gilded corncob stupa that pays tribute to the Ananda temple in Bagan. It was built in 1994, commemorated a centenary of an establish of Taunggyi.

Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda

Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda is situated on the top of the mountain east of the city. From there one can see the panoramic view of Taunggyi. It is about 10 minutes drive or 40 minutes walk from the city.

Umbrella & Shan-paper Making

Pindaya is one of the key places where local style umbrellas and Shan-paper are made. There are round about 20 places at Ngetpyawdaw quarter at Pindaya in Shan State. Tourists can experience the process of making umbrellas and traditional Shanpaper.

Mansu Pagoda

Located on a hill to the western side of Theinni Road,Shan State and it is over 250 years old.


Lashio, was well known during World War II as it was the starting point of the Myanmar Road to China. It is the capital of the northern Shan State, having borders with Yunan province of China and the majority of people are Shan nationals and Chinese.