Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe)

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

Best Seasons

All year round

Popular Locations

Inle Lake, Indein

TOURS AROUND Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe)

Biking throughout Myanmar
Explore central Myanmar’s natural and cultural beauty by mountain bike. Travelling between famous destinations such as Mandalay and Bagan on two wheels gives you a unique perspective of the people and places of…
This classic tour with a twist is ideal for families with children aged 8-16. We will visit Myanmar’s most famous cultural and natural destinations in a manner that is not only suitable for children but also enjoyable
Kayan lady
Visit Mandalay and the former Royal capitals | Explore the ancient temples of Bagan | Meet Kayan ‘long-necked’ women in Loikaw | Discover the stunning scenery of Inle Lake | Experience the splendor of Shwedagon
Trekking in Shan State
Visit Inle Lake from Mandalay for 5 days with the tour guide. Traverse the rolling Shan hills on this trekking adventure from colonial Kalaw to awe-inspiring Inle Lake. Along the way wander through villages of
Padaung lady
A visit to Inle Lake via Pindaya for 3 days. Explore to Pindaya, Shwe U Min Cave, local umbrella workshop. Boat excursion to Inle Lake with a tour guide. Include transportation, domestic flight, and accommodation  
Myanmar Upper Land
This 18-day journey through Myanmar will take you from the cultural highlights of the central region to the natural delights further south.


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