Taung Gyi Cycling Guide

Taunggyi is a pleasant hill mountain station which means “huge mountain” in the Burmese language, a reference to a ridge on the east side of the city. Taunggyi is the capital of Shan State and has a population of approximately 200,000, making it the fourth-largest city in Myanmar. Taunggyi sits at an elevation of 1,400 metres above sea level. Although it is located in Shan State, Shans do not make up the majority of the city’s population, with the Intha and Pa-O dominating. Prior to British colonization