Inle Lake

Inle Lake Overview

Inle Lake is the most famous area of Shan State and is the second largest lake in Myanmar. Most people live in houses on stilts or floating houses. The water is calm and full of floating gardens and fishing canoes.
The most beautiful sites of the Lake are colorful local markets, pagodas like Phaungdawoo (located in the middle of the lake and has five small Buddha images highly revered by the locals) and Shew Indein, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery (built in teak wood over the lake, supported by pillars). Also if you want to witness the daily life of the inhabitants of the lake, you can go to floating market of Ywama village.

Get In

  • By plane to Heho Airport (HEH)
  • By bus
  • By train
  • By pick-up / Line-ka

Get around

  • On foot
  • By bicycle, mountain bike
  • By taxi
  • By long tail boat

See & Do

  • Phaung Dawoo Pagoda
  • Khaung Daing Village Traditional Home Made Food
  • Aung’s Marionette Puppet Show
  • Cultural Museum
  • 5-day market
  • Bird Migration
  • Traditional fishermen
  • Sight of hundreds of ancient stupas at Indein
  • Get lost among the thousands of stupas at Kakku
  • Long neck women of Kayan
  • Pa’O Tribe
  • Maing Thauk Village
  • Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
  • Balloon ride over Inle Lake

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