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Banmet Destination Guide

Discover Banmet in Myanmar

Banmet in the region of Shan is a town located in Myanmar - some 62 mi or ( 100 km ) North-East of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital .

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Local time in Banmet is now 04:45 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Taunggyi. When in this area, you might want to check out Mae Hong Son . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Banmet ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda; also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State. The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 20.46 96.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Buddhist pilgrimages, Buddhist temples in Burma, Buildings and structures in Shan State, Visitor attractions in Burma

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma). It is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles, and one of the highest at an altitude of 2,900 feet . During the dry season, the average water depth is 7 feet, with the deepest point being 12 feet, but during the rainy season this can increase by 5 feet .

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 20.55 96.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Freshwater ecoregions, Lakes of Burma, Shan Hills, Shan State, Visitor attractions in Burma