A bout the Inle lake
Book your tours and activities online for the top destination, Inle Lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State. Explore Inle Lake region for your holidays and discover the best time and places to visit.
Inle Lake lies in the cool, green hills of Shan State, an area of outstanding natural beauty and cultural diversity. For centuries the local (Intha) live in stilted houses built on the lake and even grow their vegetables on floating gardens. The Intha are famous for their unique style of rowing in which they stand on one leg while using the other leg to push the oar through the water.
A travelling market makes the round of several villages on the lake, completing a circuit every five days and offering visitors the best chance to see the people of the region gathered together, including the Shan, Pa-O, Danu, Taung-yo and Kayah. The Intha are also skilled in weaving colourful silk or cotton fabrics.
How to get there: We can reach Bagan by train, by flight, and by road.
Top Attraction: Unique beautiful lake, leg rowing boat, Phaungdaw U pagoda
Things to do: Unique experience of boat ride in the lake, Full day sightseeing tour, Visiting local handicraft workshops, cooking class
Festival: Pagoda festivals and seasonable fesitvals (see more)
Souvenir to buy: Local produced products like traditional cloths, silver ware
Climate: humid subtropical climate
Region Size: 166 sq km / 44.9 sq mil