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Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe

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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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  • I did the short tour, which lasted about 6 hours. I really enjoyed seeing life on the lake - I have never seen anywhere like this. From the fisherman, to the market...it was all in all a very great da...  more »
  • At roughly 15$ the 3 of us had a lovely experience 9-4 great insight into lake life and scenery to die for. 
  • We took a night coach (booked online) from Yangon to Inle (around 11 hours). Arriving early morning, we arranged our boat ride thru out hotel and went for breakfast nearby. The ride on sampan (Chinese...  more »