Travel Information

Travel Information

By Air

The nearest airport from Nyaung Shwe is Heho Airport which is a domestic airport in Southern Shan State. There are many non-stop or connecting flights to and from Yangon Airport.

By Express Bus

There are many Express Buses that run between Yangon and Nyaung Shwe. You can inquire about the buses at the Aung Mingalar Bus Station in Yangon.

By Private Taxi or Van

You can also hire a private taxi or a van to Nyaung Shwe but this could be the most expensive way of transportation.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Inle Lake is around November and December when the rain has stopped. This is also the peak season and the room rates are the highest. You can experience fresher air and much cooler climate. The winter season in Shan State shouldn’t be underestimated so you should bring your jackets.

Low/Rainy Season

The wet or rainy season for Myanmar is from June to September. This is the time when tourist number is the lowest and room rates are cheapest. Even though it is not totally impossible to travel, you can expect a lot of rain and bumpy-road adventures. The rain starts to subside by the end of September.


Two of the biggest festivals are held in September and October which marks the end of rainy season and the start of winter season. Since September is technically in rainy season, you could expect a few showers here and there. The PaungDawOo Pagoda Festival is held in September and Thidingyut (Festival of Lights) is held in October.

Local Attractions

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