Myanmar tourism is a recent trend for tourists around the world. With the natural landscape along with interesting activities, Heho is an ideal choice when visiting this beautiful country. Situated about 600 km from Yangon, Heho is the main gateway to many fascinating attraction spots, one of which is the famous Inle Lake.
Heho is a small town in Kalaw Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State of Myanmar. Tourists can get to this beautiful town by flights from either Yangon or Mandalay. From Heho, visitors can get easy access to neighboring areas such as Taunggyi or Shan State; both are well known for many beautiful attractions.
Inle Lake - one of Heho's largest freshwater lakes, with the amazing biological diversity as well as the concentration of unique ethnic minorities; is the most visited destination in Heho all year round. In Inle Lake area, the Intha group - Karen tribe is considered the most special group with long necks. It is said that the more necklaces women wear, the more beauty and dexterity they possess. From Shwe village, tourists can take a boat to discover Inle Lake, where they have the opportunity to watch men fishing and spreading nets with their feet. Ywama floating village - known as the capital on the lake – is also a fascinating spot where visitors can witness the bustling of lives here. Inle Lake has 17 ancient villages with a multitude of fertile fields; little gardens hanging on the lake, floating houses with small wooden bridges across the road have become iconic symbols of this place.
Shwe Yan Pyan Monastery
After visiting Inle Lake, tourists can stop by other interesting destinations such as the Pindaya Caves, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, or be entertained by the performance of black cats at the Cat Jumping monastery. Don’t forget to try out Kuy teav, a signature dish prepared in a special way that can only be found in the Shan State area. At dusk, Inle Lake is the best place to enjoy sunset in Heho. An orange glow from the sky gradually descends, brightening a corner of the horizon; the scenery becomes fanciful, while visitors can immerse in this peaceful and poetic space. When the sun is about to dive down, tourists can once again enjoy the rowing dance of the fishermen in only one leg, a simple beauty of life. Heho not only attracts tourists with its pristine beauty, natural landscape, but this is also the destination for those who want to explore a historical site with cultural significance in this beautiful country.
Located in the highland of Myanmar with the altitude of nearly 1000 meters above the sea level, tourists will be promised with comfortable atmosphere, cool temperature and pleasant weather during your stay at Heho. It is recommended to visit Heho in the festival season when the locals hold the Shin Pyu Festival (Buddhist Orders Festival), usually from February to April. Inle Lake is also famous for its annual September festival where one can see all the natural wealth of the Lake shown in the festival's games.