Inle Lake Myanmar (Burman)
History of Inle Lake Myanmar
Inle Lake Myanmar (Burma) is 22km long and about 11km wide. The lake is at 1328 metres above sea level. Inle is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Shan State.
The lake is full of floating vegetations and houses. The lake dwellers are one-legged rowers. They are well-known for it. They are called as “Inthar” meaning people of the lake. There are about 18 villages around the lake. They are Buddhist and about a hundred Buddhist monasteries can be found. A lot small pagodas can be found too.
The floating water hyacinth are the major products of this region. Many hand made products such as bags, baskets are made from water hyacinth. Other vegetations are tomatoes, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, eggplant, garlic, onion, betel, melon, papaya and banana. Some villagers also grow rice.
The Inthars also make their living by fishing. The silk dresses and clothes of Inle are popular among local and foreign visitors. Inle also produces silverware.
Daily Tours in Inle Lake, Myanmar
Inle – Indein – Sagar – Inle
Inle Lake - Sagar
Kalaw - Inle Lake
Inle Lake tour
Inle Lake - Inn Thein
Inle Lake - Kakku
Inle Lake trekking
Yangon – Bagan – Inle Lake
More about Inle Lake
Major Attractions in Inle Lake
1. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda – Inle Lake Myanmar
The main pagoda in the Inle lake is called as “Phaung Daw Oo” Pagoda. There are five small Buddha images all covered with gold and difficult to make out the figures. There is an annual festival around October/November.
2. Kakku Pagoda – Inle Lake Myanmar
The Kakku relic pagoda of the southern Shan state, which only recently has become one of the most visited places in the Shan State. It is situated near Mway Taw Village, Kakku village tract, Taunggyi township, under the administration of special region 6, About 25 KM away from Taunggyi, the Capital of Shan State.
3. Nga Phe Chaung Monastery – 200-year-old wooden monastery
4. Sagar – a remote village of enigmatic “sunken” stupas
5. Indein village – a picturesque village and thousands of ancient stupas
6. Red Mountain Estate – the scenic winery with the best wine tasting