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Inle Lake

Everything you Need to know about Inle Lake

Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar. It is situated in the middle of the Nyaungshwe Valley, nestled between two mountain ranges that extend north to south. The lake has a length of 22km and a width of 11km and is 875 metres above sea level. Inle Lake is 35 kilometres away from the nearest airport at Heho, and there are flights to there from both Yangon and Mandalay.

The shore and islands of Inle Lake accommodate 17 villages, all of which are on stilts. The lake does not actually have a shoreline; an individual cannot walk around it directly. The water of Inle Lake gets shallow as hyacinths and marsh paddies become dense; the path becomes impassable, and suddenly there is solid land.

The inhabitants of the island are called the Intha, and they are devout Buddhists. This is the reason there are about a hundred Buddhist pagodas and about a thousand stupas in this area. The most remarkable feature of the lake is the leg-rowing Intha fishermen: they drive their flat-bottom boats by standing on the stern with one leg and using the other leg with the oar to row in order to obtain better vision over the reeds.

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Inle Lake Hotels

Inle Lake Hotels

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Inle Lake Attractions

Inle Lake Attractions

Inle Lake is remarkably different from the three key tourist destinations of Myanmar: Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay. It is Read More...

Inle Lake Activities

Inle Lake Activities

At first glance, it seems like there is not much to do at Inle Lake. Visiting pagodas is a given, since it is done in Read More...

Inle Lake Nightlife

Inle Lake Nightlife

Inle Lake does not have nightlife. After all, it is a rural area in the southern Shan state in the country of Myanmar. Read More...

Inle Lake Restaurants

Inle Lake Restaurants

Just like in other key tourist destinations in Myanmar, there is no shortage of dining at Inle Lake and it may be a Read More...

Inle Lake Shopping

Inle Lake Shopping

Shopping is an entirely different experience at Inle Lake and because it is a rural area, Inle Lake does not have malls, Read More...

Inle Lake Information

Inle Lake Information

Inle Lake is one of the best places to go in Myanmar. It is in the Shan State, and is the area's main attraction. The Read More...

Inle Lake Map

Inle Lake Map

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