Top 7 attractions to explore in Shan
The state gets its name from Burmese name for the Tai people: "Shan people".
Alodaw Pauk Pagoda is situated in Nampan Village, Nyaung Shwe Township, southern Shan state. It was one of the most seasoned holy places on Inle Lake, remains on stilts, worked by King Thri Dhamma. The pagoda was first named by the Innphaya Pagoda, after that, it changed to Yadana Pagoda lastly Alodaw Pagoda as it is currently. It is one of 84000 pagodas worked by King Thiri Dhamma Thawka.
One of Burma’s most stunning man-made marvels built by the colonial British, Gokteik Viaduct is a spectacular railway bridge over 100 meters above the ground and nearly 700 meters long. Constructed by British colonialists in 1901, Gokteik was once the longest railway trestle in the world. Located near Nawnghkio. The bridge was fabricated by Pennsylvania Steel Co. It was one of the key attractions in Shan.
Inle Lake is another UNESCO protected site in Myanmar, the lake his home to the Intha people whose traditional one leg-rowing technique is one of the images closely to associated to tourism in Myanmar. It is best to hire a boat and be driven around to the various farming locations, which occur on the lake and visit homes, which are also built into the lake. An island on Inle Lake has been dedicated to growing the numbers of the Burmese Cat.
The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is located in Ywama and is an important religious site in the Shan State. The central shrine in the main hall of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda houses five small golden Buddha images. The Buddha images have been covered with so many gold leaves that it is impossible to see their original structure. A visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is normally included in the boat tour packages on Inle Lake.
The Pindaya Caves are not so much a natural wonder as an intriguing pilgrimage site, where you can see thousands of Buddhist statues that have accumulated since the spot first became a place of worship sometime in the 18th century. There is a pair of sweating Buddha images. For some reason, moisture only appears on these two statues, making them especially popular with pilgrims, who compete with each other for a chance to wipe away the “perspiration” that constantly covers them.
Map of attractions in Shan