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Taunggyi is the capital of Shan State, over 4,000 feet above sea level. It is a hill station, cool and pleasant all the year round. Taunggyi can be reached by road, rail and air from Yangon. The market, on every fifth day, is crowed with ethnic minorities in their traditional dresses. The journey from Taunggyi down to Inle area takes about an hour by road.