Nyaung Shwe is located in the Southern Shan State near the marvelous Inle Lake. Inle Lake is situated in Nyaung Shwe Township. To visit Nyaung Shwe, one has to take a flight from Yangon to Heho and then travel by car or bus. Or one can travel by highway buses from Yangon to Taunggyi, then pass Shwe Nyaung and reach Nyaung Shwe. You can also study Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery on Shwe Nyaung – Nyaung Shwe road. From Shwe Nyaung, it takes 30 minutes to Nyaung Shwe. Then you can travel by motorboat from Nyaung Shwe to Inlay Lake. This town is the main transfer port to Inle Lake by ferry boats.
Inle is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles (116 km2), and one of the highest at an elevation of 2,900 feet (880 m). Transportation on the lake is traditionally by small boats, or by somewhat larger boats fitted with single cylinder inboard diesel engines. Tourist attractions in Inle Lake are the ceremonial Hpaung Daw U Festival, Inthas and Shan turn out in their best clothes in great numbers to celebrate the Buddhist Lent. Traditional boat racing, with dozens of leg-rowers in traditional Shan dress compete on teams with a team on each boat. Inle lake area is renowned for its weaving industry.Transportation has two options such us flight and buses.Tourists can take flight from Yangon to Heho and then Heho to Nyaung Shwe (the main town in the Inle Lake area) takes 45 minutes by taxi. Cheaper option is taking buses.There are three departure times(6pm,7pm and 8 pm) from Yangon(Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Station).