When it comes to Indawgyi Lake, the best thing to do is to relax, walk around and get involved in nature. The banks of Indawgyi are dotted with local villages, the most notable ones including Namde, Nammilaung and Lwemun Village. These villages offer a great option to interact with the locals and get a rustic feel of Myanmar’s villages.
The Shwe Myitzu Pagoda is located right on the water and casts a beautiful mirrored image on the lake, especially visible during sunset. On the northern side of the hill stands the Shwe Taung Hill, also known as the Golden Hill, which has many pagodas. Kayaking on the lake waters is also great fun and doubles as a lovely way to visit the Shwe Mitzu Pagoda.
The villages and towns around the lake have markets and shops where you can buy Kachin bags, handmade jewellery, tissue holders and Kachin woven fabric. There are also several eateries which serve a range of delicacies – from traditional dishes to international cuisine.