Trains and most buses arrive at Shwenyaung, a town 20km north on the highway. From there it’s 30min by pick-up (K500) to Nyaungshwe, or a little quicker by motorbike (K3000) or taxi (K8000). A government fee of $5 to enter the Inle Lake area is charged at a permit booth on the northern edge of Nyaungshwe. Leaving Nyaungshwe, pick-ups to Shwenyaung depart from Yone Gyi Rd.

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