Inle Lake – Nature’s Very Special Paradise with Soulful Splendour
Stilt houses built around and over the shallow water lake which boasts of floating gardens, birding hotspots and plenty of leisure activities. That’s Inle Lake, an unspoiled haven surrounded by hills and the cultural host to tribal lifestyle, grand festivities and Buddhist pagodas. Spending few days of your trip to Myanmar in the region will let you revitalize and keep coming back to the destination again and again.
Unique Aspects of Inle Lake
Local inhabitants including the tribes of Intha, Shan, Taungyo, Danu, Bamar and many other ethnicities can be seen engaged in farming, fishing, weaving and handcrafting.
Inle Wetland Water Sanctuary attracts the likes of herons, egrets, warblers, cormorants and many more. Among the biggest attractions is the pheasant-tail Jacana.
Inle boat trip is an enthralling expedition. Tourists get to enjoy sunset canoeing, cruising and sailing. An interesting aspect is the stand-up paddling style to row the boats in which one leg is tied to the oar.
The lake turns into a wonderful host for the festivals like Hpaung Daw U, Thadingyut Light Festival and Buddhist Lent during different parts of the year.
Puppet shows, cooking classes and many such entertaining activities are worth enjoying. Don’t miss the irresistibly tasty cuisines like wood-oven baked pizza, Htamin Jin (fermented rice) and hnapyan jaw (twice-fried tofu).
Unique items like authentic handmade cigars (cheroots) and exclusive fabrics made of locally-woven silk and lotus plant fibres are what you would love to take home.
Attractions around Inle Lake
Hike the surrounding hills for a memorable experience and meet the tribes inhabiting the hill villages.
Rent a bike and enjoy magnificent rides through the villages and amazing countryside.
Hot springs, Red Mountain Winery, Htat Eian Caves, Phaungdawoo Pagoda are among the top attractions in the close vicinity.
Join a Burmese massage session at Phyu Phyu Bamboo Hut for a rejuvenating experience that you will cherish for long.
.Take a break from the hectic lifestyle and escape into the life-affirming refuge at Inle Lake.
- Inle Lake – Nature’s Very Special Paradise with Soulful Splendour
- Unique Aspects of Inle Lake
- Attractions around Inle Lake