The picturesque hills of southern Shan State supply endless opportunities for exploration,from the stilted ,mid-water villages and monasteries of placid Inle Lake,to the atmospheric Buddha caves at Pindaya,to the professionally managed,European-style wineries at Aythaya and Red Mountain Estate.Daylong boat tours,bicycle rides on quiet country roads,overnight treks to ethnic villages,visits to traditional handicraft workshop:All are on offer in this magical region of Myanmar to which Heho airport provides the gateway.