Eastern Myanmar is a region in
. The Shan people in Myanmar are the same as the Dai people in China's Yunnan Province. The Shan people are one of the largest minority groups in Myanmar.
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Hsipaw is a town in Shan State in Eastern Myanmar. Every day, a train makes it laborious way up from
, via steep hills and a breathtaking gorge, to Hsipaw.
Inle Lake is a shallow lake in the middle of
, southeast of
. The lake is 22 km long, and is densely inhabited by many different tribes.
Tachileik is in Shan State, Eastern Myanmar, on the border with
. Although just 5 m across the river from
, the northernmost town in Thailand, Tachileik is in a whole different world.
Kalaw is a hill station in
, at 1320 metres above sea level. Buses from Bagan leave at 4AM in the morning arriving in Kalaw around 15am approximately.
Namshan is a village in Northern Shan State in
. Namshan is in the area where the Golden Palaung people live.
Kyaukme or Kyauk Me is a surprisingly bustling small town in Shan State in Eastern Myanmar.
Taunggyi is the capital of Shan State in Eastern Myanmar. Taunggyi is best known for the annual Fire Balloon festival held for one week near the beginning of Nov each year.
Kengtung is a town in Shan State, Eastern Myanmar. Best way is by bus from Tachilek, or shared taxi from Tachilek.
Heho is a city in Shan State, Eastern Myanmar. Heho is most known because it has an international airport with connections to Yangon, Mandalay, and other domestic airports.
Lashio is a town in Shan State,
. During World War II it was a stop on the Burma Road.
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Eastern Myanmar Resources
Eastern Myanmar – Mapcarta
Eastern Myanmar – Wikivoyage
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