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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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  • the lake people invented this kind of growing vegetables and this is an amazing example of human thinking. good place  more »
  • As a gardener I was totally impressed by these swimming fields with tomatoes. We drove by and my guide explained me how that works. It just feels spectacular what the humans are able to build.  more »
  • you cannot miss this place once you are in the region. rent a boat with capitan and a guide to find it easy and to get a lot of informations.  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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