What to do and see in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar: The Best Places and Tips

February 10, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Discover the best top things to do in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar including Inle Lake, Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung, Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, Maing Thouk Village, Htat Eian Cave Temple, Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, Ywa Thit Monastery, Gallery 19.
Restaurants in Nyaungshwe

1. Inle Lake

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Inle Lake

Reviewed By James W - Draper, Utah

A beautiful lake with, unfortunately, some serious ecological problems. The lake is a source of food and water, provides major income from tourists and a method of transportation between villages. Large floating masses of vegetation are threatening to take over the lake if not controlled and you’ll see them all over the lake as you cruise through. Despite these problems, it’s great fun to hire a boat and cruise through various villages rimming the lake and see the “leg-rowing” fishermen at work. Most boats are equipped with umbrellas and blankets, but be sure to wear a hat and take water. Many of the boat drivers don’t speak English, so either hire a guide to go with the boat or make sure the boat driver understands what you want to do.

2. Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung

1 km north of Nyaungshwe, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung

Reviewed By EACAustralia - Sydney, Australia

I have travelled extensively and have a particular interest in Asian Temples. I rate this the most unique and equisite I have ever visited, it is joyful to move around in, I did several slow laps.
I travelled there by tuk tuk (motorbike with side chair) about 2 kilometres north of Nyaung Shwe.The mailn monastery is a large, imposing and signifcantly beautiful teak building That I had noticed previously when arriving in the area by car. When you visit you wonder where the temple is as there are no visible sign and certainly no hoards of tourists to signal the spot. I was directed to a small plain, white, barely noticable structure to the very corner of the site. It is only only enterring that you are surrounded by colour, pattern and textures.

3. Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Excellent
37%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 252 reviews

Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery

Reviewed By Chitkaung - Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

This is one of the greatest monastery in Myanmar which is located Shan State.I highly recommend this monastery if you want to visit the very authentic style Burmese monastery.There is also a beautiful temple beside this monastery which you can go inside.You can see the beautiful little Buddha images inside this temple.Great place for the travelers and photographers.

4. Maing Thouk Village

Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Maing Thouk Village

Reviewed By 1aprilfool - Toronto, Canada

Our long boat driver took u there, a worthwhile experience!We ate lunch right to the left of the landing on that "small " U Bein bridge. walked afterwards the whole length of the bridge with a view of passing by boats, the Mountains and other visitors on the bridge. A nice atmosphere in nature, close to "swimming Tomato fields"....

5. Htat Eian Cave Temple

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Htat Eian Cave Temple

Reviewed By Katie E - London, United Kingdom

Our driver took us here and we had 0 clue where we were heading! However, when we arrived it was absolutely beautiful and carried on going and going.

6. Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery

Taung Chay Village Group, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar +95 81 209 366
Excellent
16%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
11%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 877 reviews

Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery

Reviewed By Adiona - Vancouver, Canada

We rode bikes from our hotel up to the winery and did a wine tasting of four of their wines. I found one of the whites and one of the reds to be at least drinkable, but my husband felt that none of them were any good at all. The tasting was much more expensive than it should have been as well. I do hope they keep trying though, as it is always nice to see wine being made in new places.

7. Ywa Thit Monastery

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Ywa Thit Monastery

Reviewed By Katinka v

We did the bicycle tour described in the LP and one of the first things we saw after leaving Nyaungshwe was a monastery on our left, a bit in the fields. You can find it on maps.me. We went to take a look and as soon as we came near the residing monk spotted us and waved that we should come closer. He opened the monastery for us, offered us bananas and we spent some time talking with him.
U Kon Da La is 78 years old and had lived in this monastery for the last 38 years. He is the only monk still there. "A lot of time for meditation", he told us. It must be lonely. He showed us old photos and told us about his life, the monastery and Inle Lake. We are so glad we stopped here - not just because the conversation with the very open and friendly monk was special to us, but also because we felt he really liked the distraction we offered.
Even if you have only 30 minutes to spare, go visit him, he will love it. And you probably will to :)

Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Gallery 19

Reviewed By Jessica L - london

We had a lovely visit today. All kinds of images of Myanmar and it's people.
The gallery address is:
No.19, Shwe Chanthar Street, Nandawun Block (1), Nyaungshwe (Inle) Southern Shan State, Myanmar.
Phone: 09450006097
Facebook: www facebook. Com /photogallery19
I list these details as we were a little unsure of where it was - the signposts were a little too far apart and it is on the outskirts of town.
Some fantastic imagery and very inspirational for those travelling around Myanmar.
A visit of 30mins to 1hour is more than adequate. If you have some time while you are in the Inle Lake area, it's worth a look.

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