Top things to do in Eastern Myanmar

Top Choice Cave in Pindaya

Shwe Oo Min Natural Cave Pagoda

Set high on a limestone ridge above Pone Taloke Lake, this winding complex of natural caves and tunnels is filled to bursting with buddha images in an astonishing variety of shapes, sizes and materials.At the latest…
Top Choice Burmese in Nyaungshwe

Lin Htett Myanmar Traditional Food

This is hands down the most appealing Burmese restaurant in Nyaungshwe, and one of the best curry houses in all Myanmar, where the service is as friendly as the food is delicious. Choose from a range of curries and …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Loikaw

Taung Kwe Zayde

Virtually rocketing from the landscape is this explosion of craggy limestone and white and gold stupas. The mountaintop Buddhist temple compound is Kayah State's most famous sight, and the loi kaw (Shan for 'island …
Top Choice Burmese in Kalaw

Thu Maung Restaurant

Located in a bright-green building just past the post office, Thu Maung is one of the best Burmese curry restaurants in this part of the country, serving up rich, meaty chicken, pork, mutton and fish curries coupled…
Top Choice Market in Kyaingtong

Central Market

Kyaingtong's central market is one of the most exotic and fascinating in Myanmar, playing host to a diverse mix of hill peoples, especially early in the morning, and displaying heaps of fresh, unusual produce and de…
Top Choice International in Nyaungshwe

One Owl Grill

This French-owned bistro has proved a hit with its tapas-style, Mediterranean-influenced dishes, including the best hummus in Shan State, as well as its breakfasts, salads, burgers, pizza and pasta. It's a little mo…
Top Choice Italian in Kalaw

Red House

Very sophisticated for Kalaw, or anywhere in rural Myanmar, this new and worthwhile Italian-run restaurant offers homemade pasta, ravioli and wood-fired pizzas, as well as a smattering of local food. Set over two fl…
Top Choice Chinese in Nyaungshwe

Live Dim Sum House

More and more people are making the walk to this laid-back place for the tasty and inventive dim sum – like prawn, bamboo shoot and water chestnut, or grilled pumpkin and mushroom – as well as for the other dishes o…
Top Choice Burmese in Loikaw

Shwe Let Yar

A mile west of the 'centre' of Loikaw, semi-open air Shwe Let Yar is considered to be Loikaw's best curry restaurant – check out the photos of visiting Myanmar celebs. Ask for the curry of the day and don't be afrai…
Top Choice Chinese in Nyaungshwe

Sin Yaw Bamboo Restaurant

The closest thing to an authentic Shan restaurant that you'll find in Nyaungshwe, run by a pleasant Shan-Chinese couple, Sin Yaw is now one of the most popular places in town. The food is good and flavoursome – they…