Kyle & Taylor | Inle Lake Buddhist Wedding Nyaungshwe
Buddist Wedding on Spellbinding Inle Lake in Myanmar
Kyle and Taylor had a fantastic elopement ceremony in a stunning Buddhist setting on Inle Lake in Shan State, Myanmar. Nyaungshwe is the capital of Nyaungshwe Township, located in Taunggyi District.
The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar’s most beautiful destinations. Imagine a vast and peaceful lake surrounded by marshes and floating gardens. In this tranquil setting, you’ll find stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples standing above the water. Here, Intha fisherfolk maneuver their boats using their distinctive leg-rowing technique.
Hills encircle the lake, where various ethnic groups like the Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah, and Danaw live. They often come down from their villages to visit rotating markets nearby.
We rode a boat from the Inle Princess resort to Nga PheKyaung Monastery in the floating village of Ywama. After enjoying some entertaining door games, the couple entered for their Buddhist ceremony. After feeding the monks, we took the boats around the lake before returning to Nyaungshwe. Wow, what a wedding!
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Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country located in Southeast Asia. Its breathtaking natural scenery and rich cultural heritage are well-known. From the rolling hills and verdant forests of the Shan State to the pristine beaches of Ngapali. The ancient ruins of Bagan, Myanmar, offer visitors a wealth of stunning sights. I can recommend visiting Myanmar!
But Inle Lake is one small part of the natural beauty that Myanmar has to offer. The country boasts the majestic Himalayan peaks, the lush rainforests of the Tanintharyi Region, and the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Travelers can enjoy pristine beaches, hike through challenging landscapes, and uncover hidden waterfalls and caves.
Beyond its natural wonders, Myanmar is also steeped in history and culture. The country has a rich and diverse heritage that spans thousands of years. Ancient temples, pagodas, and ruins dot the landscape. Some of the most famous historical sites in Myanmar include the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the temples of Bagan, and the Mandalay Palace.
After their Inle Lake wedding, I took the opportunity to travel around the country. Photos are from Yangon, Mandalay, Hpa-An, Kalaw, Mergui, Bagan, Kawthaung, and Mawlamyine.
Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is a bustling city that offers a mix of modern amenities and historical landmarks. One of the most famous attractions in Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda. People consider this towering golden temple one of the most sacred sites in Myanmar.
Mandalay is another city steeped in history and culture, with many ancient temples and pagodas to explore. The Mandalay Palace and the nearby U Bein Bridge are two of the most popular tourist destinations in the area.
Hpa-An is a picturesque town in the Karen State, known for its stunning limestone cliffs and caves. The nearby Mount Zwegabin offers a challenging hike with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Kalaw is a charming hill station surrounded by rolling hills and tea plantations. The town is a popular starting point for trekking to Inle Lake. It is also home to a vibrant market and many pagodas.
Tourists have not touched Mergui, situated in the southernmost part of Myanmar. The island group has beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and plenty of marine life. This makes it perfect for diving and snorkeling.
Bagan is the most famous destination in Myanmar, known for its thousands of ancient temples and pagodas spread across the plains. A hot air balloon ride over Bagan at sunrise is a popular way to take in the breathtaking views.
Kawthaung, located on the southernmost tip of Myanmar, is a small town often used as a starting point for island hopping in the nearby Andaman Sea. People know the area for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters.
Mawlamyine, the capital of the Mon State, is a charming town on the banks of the Salween River. People know the town for its colonial architecture, colorful markets, and many temples and pagodas.
From Kyle & Taylor
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