Indawmahar Guesthouse

Even cows find it a nice place to relax 

Even cows find it a nice place to relax 

Indaw Mahar Guesthouse, the official (and only) accommodation at the lake, opened in 1999 - the same year Indawgyi was first designated a protected area. Equipped with a long walkway entrance and the ultimate scenic porch overlooking the lake, there’s no better place to kick back and soak up all that Indawgyi has to offer.

How it Started

From the water

From the water

The guesthouse was built in Lon Ton in 1999 by the Mohynin Township General Administration (where Indawgyi is located). It was originally built to house government employees when they made trips to the lake for various administrative purposes. 

The lumber of the structure is recycled and was donated from the villages around the lake and all revenue derived from it goes back to the district government to fund services throughout the township. 

It was not actually until a few years ago that foreigners were allowed to stay in the guesthouse and until now it has been the only place for all travelers both domestic and international to stay and in 2015, the guesthouse received electricity (concurrent with the rest of Indawgyi Lake).

The Right Management

U Tin Maing waves for us to have a safe journey, photo credit  Victoria Milko

U Tin Maing waves for us to have a safe journey, photo credit Victoria Milko

Since the beginning, U Tin Maing has been the manager of the guesthouse. No matter who comes by, he is always ready to welcome them with tea, coffee and by pointing out the famous landmarks like Shwe Mitzyu Pagoda.

He has lived in Lon Ton for over twenty years and is an expert on all things Indawgyi. Whether you are looking to find some traditional food or book a boat trip to a different village he is the person to talk to! 

A Place to Enjoy



In the past, there was an additional guesthouse. It is currently under renovation and expected to open within a month or so. It will feature slightly nicer accommodations and will be an excellent way of hosting the additional tourists coming to Indawgyi. 

For the time being, although some travelers might find Indaw Mahar to be lacking a few of the essentials such as a/c, it is a great place to escape the world and take in the serenity of Indawgyi. It is a simple place that reflects where it is from. 

If you want to confirm a reservation at Indawmahar, be sure to click here. Be sure to grab a room with a view of the lake!

Burmese Text:

၁၉၉၉ခုႏွစ္တြင္ အင္းေတာ္ႀကီးအား ထိန္းသိမ္းေစာင့္ေရွာက္သင့္ေသာေဒသအျဖစ္ သတ္မွတ္သည့္ႏွစ္မွာပဲ အင္းေတာ္မဟာဧည့္ရိပ္သာကို ဖြင့္လွစ္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။ ဧည့္ရိပ္သာသို႔ ဝင္လမ္းတစ္ေလွ်ာက္ တံတားခင္းထားၿပီး မ်က္စိတစ္ဆံုး ရင္သတ္ရႈေမာဖြယ္ အလွတရားမ်ားကို ဆင္ဝင္ေအာက္ကေန ၾကည့္ရႈခံစားႏိုင္ပါတယ္။ဧည့္ရိပ္သာကေန အင္းေတာ္ႀကီးရဲ႕သဘာဝအလွတရားမ်ားကို ေအးေအးေဆးေဆး ေငးေမာခံစားရသည္မွာ လြန္စြာတန္ဖိုးရွိလွပါတယ္။