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Floating Gardens, Taunggyi

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One of the region's most iconic sites, Floating Gardens provide sustenance and livelihood for a significant portion of the local Intha people. Made from compressed masses of hyacinth flowers and other aquatic plants, these fertile gardens rest atop the surface of Inle Lake and allow for the cultivation of tomatoes, beans, and other vegetables. Take a boat ride on the lake to see the gardens rising and falling with the water level, making them resistant to floods. As you explore, you'll pass huts and homes on stilts, and get a chance to see the surrounding mountain scenery from a different perspective. By using our Taunggyi trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Floating Gardens and other attractions in Taunggyi.
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  • In the floating Gardens were grown tomatoes. This is a very large Floating Gardens. Myanmar people, says the price of tomatoes in Japan, and so was surprised with the price is high. By the way, close to Nyaung Shwe Jetty tomato warehouse there. Tomatoes grown in floating Gardens were being stockpiled in the warehouse. Young Myanmar people worked in the warehouse of the tomato. After that, the tomato is likely to sell Nyaung Shwe area. Good to see a little living around Inle Lake with Floating Gardens such as Floating Gardens are.
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  • One of the classic places where you go on the boat trip on the lake. The main vegetable growing on the floating garden are tomatoes. Interesting to see. They are lucky as they do not need to water the...  more »
  • Having a guide made all the difference in being able to appreciate what these were all about. I could imagine that without a guide we would be saying ‘so what’  more »

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The city of Taunggyi possesses a handful of places to stay, with quite a variety between them. Never straying too far from the main north-south thoroughfare, the accommodations include upmarket resorts with golf courses and pools, simple hotels, hostels, and family-run guesthouses. Most international tourists stay in town for a night before carrying on their journey to the caves and lakes to the south, or Mandalay to the north--which has a good deal more lodgings.
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