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Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe

#1 of 82 in Parks in Myanmar
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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 Nyaungshwe trip planner to add Inle Lake and other attractions to your Nyaungshwe vacation plans.
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  • One special thing is that the local people row boats with their feets and you'll see they're along the lake. Moreover, it is so amazing to ride along the lake and the houses are built on water. There....  more »
  • Its a must visit place when you are in Mynmar. what an amazing place with practically the entire city on water. From the land it was an hours boat ride to our hotel on the lake and it was...  more »
  • An absolute steal at the price-literally,if only people knew the real price and not that artificially set by the hotel owners,who,incidentally are nearly always relations of the military  more »
  • We did a half day sunrise tour for the lake and stopped at several places. Inle is truly a gem. A must for everyone visiting Myanmar, so beautiful and peaceful.
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  • One of my favorite destinations in Myanmar. Boat tour is a must. Highly recommended for travelers.
  • Beautiful lake, nice people!
  • Great place

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