- 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 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.