Cultural in Inle Lake

Phaung Daw Oo Paya Festival

Inle comes alive during late September or early October for the 18-day Phaung Daw Oo Paya Festival at Phaung Daw Oo Paya. The five revered golden Buddha images from the pagoda are ferried around the lake in a gilded…
Cultural in Pindaya

Shwe Oo Min Paya Pwe

The main annual paya pwe (pagoda festival) at Shwe Oo Min takes place on the full moon of Tabaung (February/March). Expect all the usual singing, dancing and hand-operated fairground rides.
Cultural in Taunggyi

Fire Balloon Festival

Taunggyi holds a huge and chaotic fire balloon festival every October or November as part of the full moon celebrations during Tazaungmon (the eighth month of Myanmar's lunar calendar). Hundreds of multicoloured, di…