Inle Lake Guide & Tours

The paradise for Myanmar adventure tours with a stunning lake on the mountain and fancinating boats controlled by one-leg rowers.
Reaching to Inle lake by boat, you will enjoy the cool weather with diversity of local ethnics with unique lifestyle and colorful costume

A guide of Inle Lake (Myanmar)

Inle Lake Myanmar, the second Burmese largest lake, is situated in the heart of Shan Plateau The lake is 22km long and 11km across and 900m above the sea level. This highland is considered as mystic with tranquil water surrounding by high mountains, bringing about the mists of dawn. There are small villages along with the banks with Buddhist temples, school and bustling marking. Specially, a lot of houses rest on one stilts and vegetable farms stay on water surface.
Many different tribes reside around Inle. The fishermen drive their boats with one leg wrapping around a single oar while using both hand to fish that become symbol of the local Intha tribe.
It consists of standing on one leg on the extreme of the boat and wrapping their other leg around the the oar, as they expertly propel their boats around the floating islands of the 11 mile-long lake. The technique allows the fishermen to see obstacles on the reed-filled lake and frees up their arms to handle the cone-shaped fish baskets they use to trap large fish. However, the leg rowing style is only practiced by the men. Women row in the customary style, using the oar with their hands, sitting cross legged at the stern.

Inle Lake Weather and climate

Inle also has two seasons as the whole of Myanmar. However, dry season is more frequent than any other place in Myanmar. But it is also described as monsoonal. The rainfall about 1370mm and the wettest period falls between May and September.
Tourists should be noticed, from January to February, its frequently chilly during early morning and evening.

How to get to Inle lake

Tourists can travel by road to Inle from Bagan, Madalay, Thazi, Kalaw by buses, pick- ups and taxis. But all of them are time - consuming.
The best and common way to Inle Lake is plane. There are some Yangon Airways, Myanmar Airways, Bagan Air, Air Mandalay to Heho, north west of the lake. To travel from Heho to Inle, it still has 41km and tourists have to take taxi (see domestic carrier list)
The best and only way to explore is by boat, on one day you can visit the floating market and various market industry such as silk weaving, silversmiths, blacksmiths, cheroot rooling.

Top places and tours in Inle Lake

Five days market excursion
Five days market gathers different ethnics selling their daily farm products like vegetables, fish, flowers, fruits and so on. This typical place brings pleasure to both Inthar and Foreigners.
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
One of the famous shrines in Myanmar. The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Burma. It is held in late September and early October. During festival, four Buddhist images take tour around the lake by colorful barge.
Sunset Canoe trip on Inle
The setting sun will provide at atmospheric light for some memorable photos.
Gold smith and silver smith workshop
Producing gold and silver in Ywa- ma is a long tradition of Myanmar. This village located in 12 away from Nyaung Shwe and famous by gold and silver.
Trek Taunggy area
Tanggy is the capital of Shan State. A hill station known for its scenic beauty, Taunggy is cool and pleasant all the year round.
Tourist will be interested with green town full of pines, cherry and eucalyptus trees, crowded market Myoma and Cultural Museum.
Kalaw trekking tours
Kalaw, another hill station as well as peaceful summer resort nestled in pine- clad mountains, is situated 70 km west of Taunggyi. There are a lot of Tudor- style houses and English gardens of colony. A good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scenery.
Pindaya Caves
A huge cave where hundreds and thousands of Buddha images in various size and shape are installed since 11th century. Bulky monastery compounds with numerous pagodas àn temples are extremely respected by such ethnic group.

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