|1 hours 30 mins|
|08:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
Ko Than Hlaing is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Ko Than Hlaing is special ?
Ko Than Hlaing is a workshop in Inpawkhon village which was opened in 1996. Ko Than Hlaing weavers are world renowned for transforming the exotic lotus flower into fabric.
About 100 years ago, Hand Weaving was started to do in Inpawkhon village in Inle Lake. At first, they started to weave with only cotton and a few years later, they weaved the shiny-silk and silk-clothe with silk-thread. After decode of years, the owner studied silk production in Thailand and weaved Zinn Mal silk and Bangkok longyi. From that time on, Inlay silk production became to famous. But the turning-point was opened when the owner invested the lotus robe, various lotus longyi and various shawls which mix with silk and lotus. They started weaving shawls in various design and served to the foreigners as they wanted.
What to explore at Ko Than Hlaing?
Nowadays, "Ko Than Hlaing Silk and Lotus Clothes Production" is for foreigners and visitor from Myanmar who are interested in it, can come and study. Sliding smoothly into Inpawkhan Village, the sound of the hard-at-work weaving looms echoed across the lake. Ko Than Hlaing weavers are world renowned for transforming the exotic lotus flower into fabric. Here you can observe silk weaving and the various methods of weaving, dyeing, and extracting thread from lotus stems. Of course, there is a shop attached to the factory and you can purchase a lovely scarf yourself without having to detour through Milan. Both foreign travelers and local visitors are warmly welcome and buy products with reasonable price.
How to get to Ko Than Hlaing?
It is best to fly to Heho. There are frequent flights from Yangon and Mandalay and even from Bagan. From Heho, you can contact with any tourist agents or hotel to prepare a car to take you the 45 minutes to Nyaungshwe. After that it’s a one-hour trip by boat across the lake to Inle Heritage and you will visit Ko Than Hlaing which included in your boat trip.
- Manufacture of fabric from the lotus
- The village and crafts center on Inle Lake
- Great stop among lots of monasteries
- Very good scarf, reasonable prices
- A tour that takes you back in time
Inn Paw Khone Village, Taunggyi, Myanmar
Tips for you
Watching the process of weaving gives one a greater respect for the work that is done and the value of the product. We were unaware of the use of lotus fiber prior to this visit and were awed by the quality of the product. The workers were warm and welcoming and seemed to enjoy having tourists explore their environment.