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Myanmar - Inle Lake

Travel Guide

Inle Lake, a place of peace and tranquility, is the second largest lake in the country located in Nyaungshwe of Shan Plateau in North Myanmar. The lake is about 14.5 kilometers long, 6.44 kilometers wide, with an altitude of 970 meters, and embraced on three sides by mountains. It serves as a famous tourist summer resort with outstanding natural landscape, clear water, abundant aquatic resources and diversified ethnic culture.


The lake surroundings is more than 200 villages mainly inhabited by Intha ethnic groups who have developed a unique lifestyle for centuries and created a wonderful water world with everything floating on the water, their residences, market, gardens, schools, shops, even Buddhism Monasteries.


Four Wonders of Lnle Lake:
- The country’s largest Ywama Floating Market.
- Unique floating gardens created for cultivation, which can rise and down along with the lake water, or be rowed as boats.
- Unique leg-rowing of Intha people who propel their boats by standing on one leg and using the other leg to push oar.
- Elegant water village of stilted cottages built on the lake.


Things to do in Inle Lake:
- Take a boat tour on the beautiful Inle Lake to enjoy the pleasant surrounding scenery, the unique floating islands, stilted cottages & monasteries, and boatmen pushing their boats by leg-rowing technique.
- Wait for an Inle Lake sunset to watch the beautiful view when golden sunshine sprinkling on the lake.
- Go to the abustle and astir Ywama Floating Market by boat via the orderly traffic on the named waterways just as that on the land.
- Pay a visit to the cute cats in the monastery of Nga Phe Kyaung to enjoy their lovely performance of jumping through a ring.
- Trek through the mountains to ethnic villages of Shan, Palaung, Pa-O, Danu, Taung-yo and Kayah to observe their unique lifestyles and cottage craft industries. 

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