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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. Put Floating Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Taunggyi trip itinerary planner.
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  • The floating gardens, attached to the lakebed by periodic stakes, are one of the fascinating aspects of a tour of the Intha villages on Inle Lake. The villages form canals between the stilted houses, ...  more »
  • These gardens are more than worth visiting. Maintain the garden from a roll. The monastery in this village is also more than worth a visit. Separate Buddhas.
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  • This was quite the experience to see the floating gardens in Inle Lake. Worth every minute we were on the water. Good education on how the floating gardens are able to function on the lake.  more »