Nyaungshwe Township

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Nyaungshwe Township
ညောင်ရွှေမြို့နယ်
Township
Skyline of Nyaungshwe Township
Nyaungshwe Township is located in Myanmar
Nyaungshwe Township
Nyaungshwe Township
Coordinates: 20°39′N 96°56′E / 20.650°N 96.933°E / 20.650; 96.933Coordinates: 20°39′N 96°56′E / 20.650°N 96.933°E / 20.650; 96.933
Country  Burma
State Shan State
District Taunggyi District
Capital Nyaungshwe
Time zone MST (UTC+6:30)

Nyaungshwe Township (Burmese: ညောင်ရွှေမြို့နယ်) is a township of Taunggyi District in the Shan State of Myanmar. The principal town is Nyaungshwe.

Inle Lake, a popular tourist site and an inland fresh water lake, is in the south of Nyaungshwe Town.

Part of Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary lies in Nyaungshwe, Pinlaung and Pekon Township.[1]

Nyaungshwe[edit]

It is located south of Sakangyi and south-west of Taunggyi. Bawrithat Pagoda lies in the southern part of the town.[2][3]

Nyaungshwe 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.

Nyaungshwe can be reached by bus, car, or by plane via the airport in Heho, located about a one-hour drive away.

Places of interest[edit]

Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inlay Lake (wetland) Sanctuary". http://www.exploremyanmar.com/. Retrieved 12 July 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps. 
  3. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. 

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