It situated in southern Shan state, not only the foreigners but also locals are interested Inle Lake, famous for unique leg rowers in the world. Inle is named after by four villages in olden times, it means there were four villages there. Their names are Nan Pan, Wang Lone or Ban Pone, Naung Taw or Naung Hung and Hiya or Heya Ywama. The people who live in Inle Lake are called Inntha, one of Myanmar national tribes. Phaungdaw Oo pagoda is very famous and there are five Buddha Images in this pagoda and these are almost shapeless because of thick guilded by the believers. Phaungdaw Oo pagoda festival is usually held around the full moon day of Thidingyut (generally falls in October) every year. Rowing competition is very popular in this festival and this is the traditional and very exciting and joyful competition.
Located in Southern Shan State famous for its Pindaya Cave also known as Shwe U Min (Golden Cave). By the local legend it was built by King Asoka and repaired by King Alaungsithu in 12th century. There are 8000 over Buddha Images in this cave. One of the legend said this Pindaya cave leads to ancient city Bagan and now this path was blocked. Another legend said that the seven sisters (Princess Dwemaenaw and six sisters) bathed in Boataloat lake near Pindaya cave and the giant spider captured them and blocked the entrance of this cave with its web and the prince named Kummabhaya of Yawnghwe came and shot with his arrow and saved them. You will see the statue of giant spider at the entrance of the gate of Pindaya cave.
The giant spider statue at the gate of Golden Cave
The small stupa and Buddha Images in the cave
YangonNo.131, Yeik Thar (3)St, Waizayantar garden, Thingunkyun Township, Yangon.
MandalayNo.11/D, Theikpan St. & Yadanapon St., Mahar Aung Myae Township, Mandalay.