Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State in the eastern part of Myanmar, is know for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. The weather is cool all the year round and the area is colorful with lovely flowers, pine trees and green orchard. Being situated over 1400 meters above sea-level, Taunggyi is ideal for holiday-makers during the summer time.Taunggyi city is famous for its hot air balloon festival held annually on the full moon day of Tazaungdine. The main transportation to Taunggyi is buses by the mountainous road.The nearest airport is Heho airport by road to the west of Taunggyi. Heho Airport has regular flights to Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan.