Ancient Myanmar Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein Pagodas
The Shwe Indein Pagoda (Burmese: ရွှေအင်းတိန်စေတီ) is a group of Buddhist pagodas in the village of Indein, near Ywama and Inlay Lake in the Shan State of Myanmar (formerly Burma). The village is reached by boat through the Inn Thein creek, a long narrow canal. The scenic 8 kilometer boat ride from Inle Lake can be made in the rainy season and winter only, in the summer season the water level is too low. Around Indein village are two groups of ancient pagodas, Nyaung Ohak and Shwe Inn Thein. The first site near the boat landing is Nyaung Ohak, which translates to “group of banyan trees”. From Nyaung Ohak a climb leads to the second group of pagodas named Shwe Inn Thein located on top of a hill.