The Shan State is a state of Myanmar. Shan State borders China to the north, Laos to the east, and Thailand to the south, and five administrative divisions of Burma in the west. Largest of the 14 administrative divisions by land area, Shan State covers 155,800 km², almost a quarter of the total area of Burma. The state gets its name from the Shan people, one of several ethnic groups that inhabit the area. Sights visited and in these galleries include the colonial hill station of Kalaw, Inle Lake, the caves of Pindaya and much rural countryside in-between. Also included are visits to Pa-O, Palaung, Danu, Intha and Kayan Lahwi (also called Padaung) peoples and villages.
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