Must-see attractions in Nyaungshwe

  • View of Yadana Man Aung Paya

    Yadana Man Aung Paya


    The oldest and most important Buddhist shrine in Nyaungshwe, this handsome gilded stupa is hidden away inside a square compound south of Mingala Market…

  • View of Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung monastery

    Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung


    This is probably the most photographed monastery in Nyaungshwe: the unique oval windows in the ancient teak thein (ordination hall) create a perfect frame…

  • Yan Aung Nan Aung Hsu Taung Pye Paya


    In the village of Nanthe, this Buddhist temple complex features a 26ft-high sitting buddha surrounded by stucco deva (celestial beings) and chinthe (half…

  • Cultural Museum


    This equal parts imposing and melancholy structure is the former haw (palace) of the last saopha (sky prince) of Nyaungshwe, Sao Shwe Thaike, who also…

  • Independence Monument


    The independence monument – a white obelisk – is tucked away at one end of a sports field. Next to it is a gold statue of Sao Shwe Thaike, the last saopha…

  • Red Mountain Estate


    This winery is open daily for tastings (K5000 for four wines). There's an attached restaurant with a menu of mostly Western dishes, as well as good views…

  • Mingala Market


    At the entrance to town, this busy market is packed with locals every morning, when traders from the lake bring in fresh fish and produce from the…

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