As Taunggyi possesses an altitude of 1400m, it is also a favorite summer resort for most of the people with its charming scenery and cool, pleasant climate. It is also a trading centre for the south-western area of Shan State with the goods from bordering countries such as Thailand, China and India. The unique festival of Taunggyi is HOT-AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL which is held around the full-moon day of Tazaungmone, in November and this is the time when millions of people including foreigners and locals come from thousands of miles just to see this totally awesome festival and it’s totally worth to give some time and we strong recommend you to check this wonderful festival out. Taunggyi is recorded as the fifth largest city of Myanmar and is beautifully located in the elevation of 4,712 feet above sea level.
The famous Taunggyi market on each fifth day is crowded with ethnic minorities in their traditional dresses. The journey from Taunggyi down to Inle Lake area takes about an hour. Beside road entries from Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan into Taunggyi, visitors from Yangon can catch a one hour flight into Heho Airport and travel 40km by road into there. The market, on very fifth day, is crowded with ethnic the journey from Taunggyi down to Inlay lake area takes about an hour.