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“Worth a visit because of the impressive sight of rows of golden stupas”
Review of Indein Village

Indein Village
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Taunggyi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit because of the impressive sight of rows of golden stupas”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is really three places in the one attraction. First one arrives, in one's boat, at the Indein (aka Inthein) Village, more properly called the Inn Tain Kone Village. It is a 'real' village but what one mainly sees is a long line of souvenir/handicraft stalls, plus a few selling snacks etc. There is also a café near the river bank which has nice outside seating under a large spreading tree where it is good to relax after one's exertions.
Walking up through the village, past more handicraft stalls, some run by the artists themselves, one leaves the village and not long afterwards comes to the second attraction which is a group of semi-ruined stupas called Nyaung Ohak, with a few nice carvings.
Continuing on up a hill, part a covered walkway, and past a number of additional handicraft stalls, one gets to the main purpose of your visit, which is the Shwe Inn Thein Paya. This is an interesting complex which at its height between the 11th to the 18th Centuries had 1054 stupas/zedi, though most date from the 17th and 18th Centuries. The whole complex pre-dates the modern era and parts are believed to date from the 3rd Century BC or even earlier. A number of the stupas have more recently been reconstructed, many by local Burmese in addition to Government works, and do look pretty impressive. Others though have clearly had very little attention paid to them over the centuries and/or were badly damaged in the 1975 and earlier earthquakes and have either largely crumbled or are in the process of disintegrating. An interesting contradiction between the restored and unrestored parts of the site.
As the site is up a hill there are some reasonable views of the surrounding area.

Visited November 2011
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“Walking back in history”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Liked being away from the crowds. Could have used some kind of map so labelling my pics would be more accurate. Untouched so far...unlike the Bagan Archeological Zone which is virtually all rebuilt. Reminded me of Cambodia. Unfortunately only saw two of the three zones.

Visited February 2012
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“wonderfull market”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

trully local market, a lot of villagers selling and buying.
you just walk and admire the simplecety of life

Visited February 2012
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“Tips”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

It was a nice site and don't be tempted to skip paying the camera fees as once you get to the top there are many pics you'll want to take. Walk thru the market on the left because its covered and you avoid the sun.

Visited February 2012
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“Indein village”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Great boatride to village - temples left in run down state but still mysterious .Expected to see Indian Jones to appear at anytime !

Visited February 2012
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