Heho

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Heho
ဟဲဟိုး
Town
Heho Airport
Heho is located in Myanmar
Heho
Heho
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°43′24″N 96°46′16″E / 20.72333°N 96.77111°E / 20.72333; 96.77111Coordinates: 20°43′24″N 96°46′16″E / 20.72333°N 96.77111°E / 20.72333; 96.77111
Country Burma
StateShan State
DistrictTaunggyi District
TownshipKalaw Township
Time zoneUTC+6.30 (MST)

Heho (Burmese: ဟဲဟိုး) is a small town in Kalaw Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State of Myanmar (formerly Burma). It is the primary air gateway to tourist areas such as Inle Lake.

Heho is connected by NH4 to Sakangyi and Taunggyi, the capital of the Shan State in the east.[1][2] A dirt road northwest from Heho leads to the old silver-lead mines of Maw Son (Baw Zaing).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Heho (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24.8
(76.6)
26.8
(80.2)
29.7
(85.5)
31.4
(88.5)
29.2
(84.6)
27.4
(81.3)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
27.2
(81)
27.2
(81)
25.5
(77.9)
24.2
(75.6)
27.2
(81)
Average low °C (°F) 3.9
(39)
5.8
(42.4)
10.0
(50)
14.9
(58.8)
18.0
(64.4)
19.2
(66.6)
19.1
(66.4)
19.0
(66.2)
18.2
(64.8)
16.3
(61.3)
11.7
(53.1)
6.2
(43.2)
13.5
(56.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 7.3
(0.287)
21.5
(0.846)
30.1
(1.185)
65.8
(2.591)
159.9
(6.295)
183.3
(7.217)
329.3
(12.965)
336.3
(13.24)
194.3
(7.65)
78.6
(3.094)
48.6
(1.913)
12.6
(0.496)
1,467.6
(57.78)
Source: Norwegian Meteorological Institute[3]

History[edit]

It was a small village of Danu people. The village grew into a town in the 1920s when the single-line railway line was extended from Aungban to Shwenyaung, and Heho was determined to be a convenient intermediate stop and transfer point. Later an airport was built, 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the town. The airport served as an airbase both for the Allies and the Japanese during World War II. The airbase was heavily bombed by the Allies. Evidence of aircraft bunker revetments and bomb craters can still be seen on the southern end of the airfield, especially noticeable from the air.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Myanmar Climate Report" (PDF). Norwegian Meteorological Institute. pp. 23–36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.