- There are 17 villages on the shore and islands on Inle Lake. Each village has its own culture and traditions which are unique in its own way.
- People live in houses made on stilts. In fact, spending a night or two at stilt houses are the main tourist attraction of Inle Lake.
- Inle Lake offers one of its kind shopping experience. Each village has its own floating market where traders wander and sell their products.
Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar and is located at the heart of the country. The lake is surrounded by mountains on all sides offering a breathtaking natural view. The area is rich in animals and plant species and you can see some of the rarest species here. The lake is home to several ethnic tribes of Myanmar who follow well-preserved traditions and cultures.
Inle Lake is one of the must-visit places in Myanmar. A visit will provide you with an opportunity to interact with locals and learn some of their traditional ways of planting, fishing, cooking and making handicrafts. The villagers are warm and friendly who are keen to to open up to tourists. You will feel their warmth when you interact with them. Explore Inle and discover nature as you have never seen before.
Inle Lake provides the perfect balance of rural Myanmarese lifestyle as well as mesmerising natural beauty. There are 17 villages at this lake where the villagers belong to different ethnic groups such as the Intha who are called the people of Inle Lake, Shan, Taungyo, Pa-Oo, Danu, Kayah, Danaw and Bamar. People in this area are mostly Buddhists and are highly self-sufficient. The main source of livelihood is farming and fishing. The villagers are famous for a one-legged boat rowing technique that can only be seen at Inle Lake. The lake itself contains a variety of endemic species thus becoming one of the most naturally rich area in Myanmar.
HOW TO GET THERE
Things To Do
VISIT AN EXOTIC WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
EXPLORE THE UNIQUE STILT HOUSES
VISIT AUTHENTIC MYANMARESE VILLAGES
Is trying the local food an essential part of any of your trips? Well it should be in Mandalay! The city has an amazing array of street food vendors and local restaurants here. Sit at a local restaurant, drink some tea and observe the local people. Don’t miss the tea leaf salad and chicken with coconut gravy while you dine.