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Kayin State

Capital: Hpa-an | Population: Over 1.6 million | Languages: Kayin, Myanmar | Major Industries: Agriculture | 

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Inle Lake, Shan State

Inle Lake stretches 11 miles (17.7km) in the Nyaung Shwe basin of southern Shan State at an altitude of 2918ft (889m) above sea level. Ringed with mountain ranges that disappear into the far mists in hues of purple and blue, the lake is a haven for waterfowl and other birds, some of which are en

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TaungPyone Spirit Festival

Dates: August 19 – 26, 2018
Location: Taungpyone, north of Mandalay

The most important spirit or nat festival is the Taungpyone Festival held in August or September each year. This ancient village near Mandalay was where the two brothers Min Gyi and Min Galay were unfairly executed so i

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Waso Chinlone Festival

Dates: May 30th – July 28th, 2018
Location: Compound of Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay

Waso Chinlone Festival is the longest and oldest festival for Buddhists in Myanmar. It is held annually during the Burmese month of Waso (usually in July), specifically the day after the full-moon day of Wa

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