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Nyaungshwe Township (Burmese: ညောင်ရွှေမြို့နယ်; MLCTS: nyaunghrwe-mrui.nai; Burmese pronunciation: [ɲàʊɴʃwèmjo̰nɛ̀]) 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.
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.
Places of interest
- "Inlay Lake (wetland) Sanctuary". http://www.exploremyanmar.com/. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 12 July 2014. External link in
- Maps (Map). Google Maps.
- Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC.
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