Nyaung Shwe is located in the Southern Shan State near the marvelous Inle Lake. Inle Lake is situated in Nyaung Shwe Township. To visit Nyaung Shwe. one has to take a flight from Yangon to Heho. and then travel by car or bus. Or one can travel by highway buses from Yangon to Taunggyi. then pass Shwe Nyaung and reach Nyaung Shwe.
You can also study Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery. on Shwe Nyaung – Nyaung Shwe road. From Shwe Nyaung. it takes 30 minutes to Nyaung Shwe. Then. you can travel by motorboat. from Nyaung Shwe to Inlay Lake. This town is the main transfer port to Inle Lake by ferry boats.
There are many interesting places in Nyaung Shwe where you can visit in a short time.
Yadana Man Aung Su Taung Pyay Pagoda
It lies on the route of the royal barge in Nyaung Shwe. Shan State (south) as one of the 84000 pagodas built by King Thiri Dhamma Thawka. It was renovated in Sakarit 721 by the Saopha of Hsiseng as he built Nyaung Shwe. It was further renovated by successive kings. finally by King Mindon's son. Saopha Sao Maung in the present name of Yadana Man Aung.
In 1274. there was a big earthquake that felled the pagoda. It was renovated by Sao Maung himself to a height of 70 cubits and 160 cubits in girth that it has today as a pagoda encased in glass and golden structure.
In the tazaungs. there is Yadana Man Aung image with genuine relics. consecrated with a great deal of gold in the east Lokawidhu Yadana Qushaung Image in the south. Yadanatazaung with the hands placed together in the west and Buddha image with one hand turned upward and one hand turned down flanked by eight Arahantas in the north. In the tazaungs. buddha images were there to represent 32 Buddha from Tahningara to Gautama.
Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum
Opening Hours - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and close on every Monday and gazette holidays.
Entrance fee - US$ 2.
Shwe Yaung Gwe Monastery
Shwe Yaung Gwe Monastery. with wide windows.