Places to Visit in Lashio, Myanmar, Asia
Lashio is situated on the Asian continent in the center of the Myanmar in the Shan State. Lashio is the center of administration for Lashio Township in Lashio district. Lashio district is one of the largest places in Shan State and at the valley of Nam Yao River and Shan Hills, the highest mount is located few kms from the city. Lashio is at a distance of 550 km from the countries capital city, Naypyidaw. The geographical coordinates puts the place at 22056’ N and 97045’ E is located at an elevation of 836 meters (2,746 feet) above the sea level.
Climate in Lashio:
Climate in Lashio is warm throughout the year and during summer season the average temperature is 420C and in winter temperature drops to -20C.
History of Lashio:
Before the rule of British the region was under the control of Shan emperor. In the year 1887, British colonial period was started in the town, as it was bounded by mountains and climate was pleasant throughout the year, later in the year 1903, Myanmar Railway line was established from Mandalay to Lashio. Various developments like military ports, civil offices, and military headquarters are established in the town. During Sino-Japanese War, Lashio was captured by Japanese in the year 1942 but later in the year 1945, it was liberated from Japanese.
People & Culture of Lashio:
Lashio is mountainous region and there is not much to see the town but region is home to several ethnic minorities and during the visit tourists can view various colorful dressed minority populaces and populaces of Lashio speak Burmese, Jingpho, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. Singing and dancing forms an integral part of the town. Majority of the population of Lashio follows Buddhism.
Tourist Places near Lashio:
- Lashio Guanyin Temple
- Sasana Pagoda
- Mansu Pagoda
- Lashio Gate
- Nagayon Pagoda
- Sutaungpyay Pagoda
- Big Pool
- Lashio Sunglow
Means of Commutation to Lashio:
Lashio Airport is located at the distance of 7 kms from middle of the town and airport caters to the arrival and departure of domestic flights. There are daily domestic flights available to places such as Heho and Yangon. From airport tourists can board Buses or can hire Taxis.
Lashio is also connected via rail links to places within the country Myanmar. There are train services available at Lashio railway station to places such as Mandalay, Kun Long and places in between.
Lashio has well established roadway network to places within Myanmar. There are Buses available daily to places such as Taunggyi, Sakangyi, Mandalay, Yangon, etc and vice versa.
Inter city transportation is facilitated by Buses, Ferry and Taxis.
Accommodation Options at Lashio:
Lashio has some good hotels providing the accommodation needs of the tourists visiting the place. The hotels provide all sorts of comfort and hospitality for the tourists who book rooms in such hotels situated in and around Lashio. Apart from providing decent accommodation, hotels also offer authentic Burmese cuisines and delicacies. Hotels located in and around Lashio and some of the hotels are located at the distance of 400 kms from Lashio are listed here below:
- Lashio Motel
- Golden Hill Hotel, Lashio
- New Palace Hotel, Lashio
- Amara Mountain Resort, Kalaw
- Pine Hill Resort, Kalaw
- Dream Villa Hotel, Kalaw
- Hill Top Villa Shan State, Kalaw
- Kalaw Hotel, Kalaw
- Eastern Paradise Hotel, Kalaw
- Golden Kalaw Inn, Kalaw