Inle Lake, Myanmar
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Natural and unpolluted, with fantastic mountainous scenery, Inle Lake stands out as the second largest lake in Myanmar, and also the country's highest altitude lake. Enjoy a spectacular leg-rowing performance by native lake-dwellers or fishermen casting their cone-shaped nets, or take your pick of the wares at a daily floating market. Standing at an altitude of 880 m (2,900 ft), this freshwater lake covers some 116 sq km (45 sq mi), providing a home to nine endemic species of fish and over 20 species of snails. This popular tourist spot offers classy hotels, but also low-budget, family-run accommodation. You can rent a bike, visit a massage parlor, or enjoy Shan State cuisine, a favorite in the country. Use our Nyaung Shwe itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Inle Lake and other attractions in Nyaung Shwe.
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We went on a boat tour on the lake and we were lucky enough to be on the lake on the morning they rowed the 4 golden buddha onto the lake I was a bit like a carnival. After the gold buddhas past we we... read more »
The views you get when traveling by flatbottom boat on lake Inle are truly breathtaking. Be sure to make stop-overs at the local villages and pay a visit to the hanging gardens. Try to find out when a... read more »
We did a day trip around the lake without specifying where exactly we wanted to go, so ended up on a bit of a mystery tour to a market and numerous workshops, the most interesting of which was the lot... read more »
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