Lake of No Return, Changlang

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Lake of No Return body of water in Myanmar, lying in the area of the Pangsau Pass on the India-Myanmar border south of Pangsau village. The lake is 1.4 km in length and 0.8 km in width in its widest part. It is located 2.5 km to the SW of the Ledo Road, formerly called Stilwell Road, the road the Western Allies started building in 1942 to supply the Chinese armies of Chiang Kai-shek.The area is home to the Tangsa tribe. Since the improvement of relations between India and Myanmar, the lake has come to play a part in the development of tourism in the nearby Indian Changlang District, which borders on Myanmar.LegendsThe most common account of the origin of the lake's name is the one told, for instance, on the Changlang District's website, which speculates that the name is due to the number of Allied aircraft which crashlanded in it during World War II, a story repeated in both the Indian press and in Indian fiction. American sources repeat that account, for instance in the 2008 book by Brendan I. Koerner, Now the Hell Will Start: One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II, about the life of Herman Perry, a U.S. serviceman working on the Ledo Road who fled into the jungle and ended up marrying into the Naga tribe : "The Americans called it the Lake of No Return, on account of all the crashed planes concealed in its depths."
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  • I had heard of this lake for many years and had been desirous of visiting this lake having lived in Arunachal Pradesh for more than 5 years. My chance to see it came this month when we visited Pangsau...  more »
  • Lake of no return is a very adventurous place. Live to vist it with my friends. We enjoyed a lot. I like it.  more »
  • The lake has many stories associated with it. During World War II, a number of pilots chose the lake for emergency soft landing when they were attacked by the enemies. In this process a number of airc...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery.. It is in Myanmar, near Indo-Myanmar border..
  • Very beautiful n mysterious lake
  • Nice place loved the small market out there
  • I visit in 2010 crox the international Indo _ Myanmar boder went to lake of no return landscape view there people are friendly
  • A historical place beyond Indian border at Burma
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