When you talk about getting off the beaten track, you have to be talking about Burma: Hill Tribes who've never seen foreigners, one legged rowing fisherman, 2000 temples in one valley and a balancing rock held in place by Buddha's hair....
The most touristy town in Myanmar and the gateway to the beautiful Inle Lake. Surrounded by floating villages and monasteries, the memories of floating on this mountain lake will always be special.Read More
Nyangshwe is a small touristy town north of the Inle Lake. There isn't much to do here in terms of sight seeing (except a few pagodas), so the main essence of this town can be experienced by just roaming around the streets and interacting with the locals.
On our way from the Heho Airport (traveling via plane), we visited a paper factory and the Shwe Yan Pyay, a teak wood monastery built in the early 19th century. The amazing oval windows and the richly decorated mosaics and Golden ornaments make this monastery stand out among the rest.