Located on the great Inle Lake, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is one of the prominent sites in Shan State and famous for its most wonderful festival in Myanmar – the festival of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda at the Inle Lake. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, also known as Hpaung Daw U Pagoda,is a Buddhist pagoda lying on the Inle Lake.
Inle Lake, beautifully located at the base of steep green hills, is remarkable because of its inhabitants. Thousands of people live around the lake but, most impressively, many live on it. Whole villages rest on stilts surrounded by water, rather like a bamboo and teak Venice where men steer rowing boats through water roads.
Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which is located in Inle Lake, is an attractive wooden monastery built at the end of the 1850s. This is an exciting destination thanks to not only its collection of Buddhas but also many cats living here, which can jump through hoops. It takes about 25 minutes to ride a boat to visit this ancient monastery, whichbuilt on huge pieces of teak wood with traditional architecture and see the popular jumping cats leap through the hoops. Nga Phe Chaug is considered as the biggest and oldest monastery on the Inle Lake. The monastery is worth visiting for its historical purposes and architecture as well as its cute cats.
Heho is a small town in Kalaw Township of Taunggyi District in Shan State and the primary gateway to Inle Lake – the second largest lake of the country. It links to the Taunggyi and Sakangyi through the National Highway No.4. Getting here is quite easy. A flight will quickly take you to the Heho International Airport from Yangon, Mandalay.