In Buddhist mythology, Kinnara is a paradigmatic lover, a celestial musician, half human and half bird. Kinnari, the female counterpart is depicted as half woman and half bird creature. It is believed they are everlasting lovers and never to separate, eternally husband and wife.

The elaborate costumes of a Kinnara and Kinnari are stunning, the butterfly wings are attached to the arms and back of the dancers so they can be opened and closed.

Guests at the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Inle are greeted by this mythical pair upon arrival, be sure to request for a photo with Kinnara and Kinnari.