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About Taunggyi

The capital of Shan State, Taunggyi is a wonderful gateway to the region, especially to Inle Lake, and you'll find many of the best places to stay in Taunggyi actually sit just outside the city.

Taunggyi is known for its wonderful fire balloon festival, held at the beginning of November, and during which vast paper hot air balloons in the shape of animals hover in the air over the city. In the evenings the balloons carry treats and fireworks as well, so it can get pretty interesting.

On a non-festival day Taunggyi is a big, mountaintop market town, known for its tea and Thai and Chinese goods.

For luxury hideaway

  • The MONTE diVINO Lodge is a wonderful hideaway not far from Taunggyi and Inle Lake. It also has the honour of being Burma's first vineyard. So far there are just three minimalist teak bungalows on stilts, offering views of the vines and the lush, misty valley beyond. But there's also a restaurant and, of course, plenty of local wine to try.

For Lake Inle location

  • If you want to overlook Lake Inle, then Villa Inle is a must. This boutique eco-lodge offers immaculate stilted villas, superb spa and excellent food.

    Still not sure? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Taunggyi, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

    Best Hotels in Taunggyi

    • MONTE diVINO Lodge 3 rooms from $150

      Taunggyi (Taungyyi)

      An idyllic, off-the-beaten-track hideaway on Myanmar’s first vineyard, not far from Inle Lake. This is a wonderful place to relax, eat and drink.

      Wine tasting
      Views  -  Across the Vineyards
      Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
      Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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    • Villa Inle from $220

      Taunggyi (Taunggyi, Shan)

      A beautiful boutique hotel on the banks of picturesque Inle Lake. Secluded, peaceful, at one with nature yet utterly spoiling in every way. Great for romantics and nature lovers.

      Back to Nature
      Sights nearby  -  Taunggyi hot-springs. Kakku Pagodas and Pindaya Caves.
      Birdwatching  -  Lots of wildlife to be seen on the lake
      Outstanding location
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