Thaung Thut

Inle Lake Region

At the southern end of the lake, the village of Thaung Thut, about 1½ hours by boat from Nyaungshwe, holds an important market every five days. A long walkway leads uphill from the village to a complex of whitewashed Shan stupas.

Further south, the village of Kyauk Taing is devoted to pottery-making and is also part of the market circuit. Also in the area, Kyaing Kan specialises in weaving robes using lotus threads.

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