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Highlight of Myanmar

Yangon
Mandalay
Bagan
Inle
Mrauk U

Others Destinations

Bago
Kyeik Hti Yoe
Monywa
Mawlamyaing
Pyin Oo Lwin
Mt Popa

Tribe & Trekking

Putao
Kyaing Tong
Pindaya
Kalaw
Mt Victoria

Nature & Bird

Hlaw-gar
Myaing-hay-won
Moeyungyi
Nat-ma taung

Beaches

Ngapali Beach
Ngwe Saung Beach

 

  Inle

What to see?

 

 

  Inle would be really your dream trip. The environment is really magnificent.
It is situated about 885m above sea level surrounded by high plateaus, 22km long and 10 km wide. The lake is home to the Intha and famous for its scenic beauty and lifestyle of the Intha. They have adapted to their watery environment by building the stilt houses in the lake. The people are living from hand working, fishing and agriculture.

Inle has become famed for the unique leg rowing technique and floating gardens on which vegetables and flowers are grown 3 times harvesting per year. The famous lake is one of the fresh water lakes in Myanmar serving the wildlife sanctuaries for breeding of water birds and resting place for migratory water fowl.
It is a photographer’s dream and the unique environment will give you somehow very pleasant feeling. It is really wonderful to visit.

What to see in Inle?

Every Five Day Market
The market rotates between different villages over 5 days and it is opened in 3 villages in each day. It is very interesting place where you can see the simple Shan hill tribes in their costumes.

Phaung-daw-oo Pagoda
It is the holiest pagoda in the southern Shan State. 19 days long Pagoda festival is held in Oct usually. The five small images in the temple are heavily overlaid with gold leaf and their shapes are unrecognizable. Four of them are the Buddha images and one is a monk.
During the festival, four Buddha Images are carried on the royal barge from village to village and overnight in each village. This religious occasion draws participants and celebrants to witness not only the royal procession but also the leg rowing Intha’s boat race.

Nga-phe Monastery
Many different ancient Buddha shrine in Shan style are kept in this monastery. These are very interesting. It is also the place where you can enjoy free “jumping cat” show. It is just for fun!

In-dein pagoda complex
It is a very interesting pagoda complex with 1094 temples on the north-west shore of the lake. The main temple at the centre is built in 12 century by King Alaungsithu from Bagan. Many are in ruin and they are supposed to be built in 17 century.
It is very pleasant to see the working Intha: fishing, gardening, working Intha who are collecting the moos and soil from the bottom of the lake, floating gardens stuck by bamboo poles, playing young boy and the buffalo in the stream, villages, monasteries, rice field and bamboo forest beside on the way to In-dein.

And you can stroll around the pagoda complex as well as the bamboo forest while enjoying the panoramic view of Inle and its region from the top. It gives you somehow visual pleasure.

Workshops to be seen:
Silk weaving, blacksmith, silversmith, Burmese cheroot!

Sagar
It is another boat trip to the south of the lake. A two hour boat ride to Sagar brings you down river leading out of the lake, along the old pagodas, green field and between the valley regions. Sagar hosts the five-day market and there are many beautiful ancient temples around the village and it is worth to visit. Admission: US$ 6

Kakku Pagoda complex
2478 temples are surrounding the main pagoda which is said about 2000 years old. About 3 hours drive from Inle Lake through Nyaung Shwe, Taung-Gyi and the Pa-O tribal villages. One can go for trekking around Kakku while exploring the tribe villages.

 

 
 


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