Inle Lake

Inle Lake — a large shallow lake in Myanmar located in the mountains at over 900 m above sea level with floating villages inhabited by the Intha people and more than 30 hill tribes live in the surrounding mountains.

Floating Villages of Inle Lake

Local communities of Inle Lake live in the lakeside and floating villages scattered around the lake in mountainous surroundings.

Floating Villages of Inle Lake

Stilt Houses

Inle Lake people live in stilt houses. Restaurants can be found in the houses like this too.

Stilt Houses

Fishermen on Inle Lake

The most iconic view of Inle Lake is the fishermen fishing with their traditional style nets.

Fishermen on Inle Lake

Floating Gardens

Special floating gardens can be found on the waters of the lake. The gardens are kept in place by these long wooden sticks.

Floating Gardens

Phaung Daw Oo

Phaung Daw Oo is a pagoda located in one of the floating villages on Inle Lake. The main building of the pagoda is really beautiful and made in traditional Burmese style.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

The pagoda houses 5 sacred Buddha Images that are covered in many layers of gold making them look like golden stones.

Phaung Daw Oo Buddha Images

Aung Mingalar Pagoda

Aung Mingalar Pagoda is another temple on Inle Lake located in the lakeside village.

Aung Mingalar Pagoda

In the temple complex a big number of white stupas can be found.

Aung Mingalar Pagoda Stupas

Tobacco

Inle Lake is also famous for its traditional works, one of them is making cigars from local plant and tobacco.

Tobacco

Weaving

Weaving is another kind of crafts that is Inle Lake famous for.

Weaving

Nyaung Shwe

Nyaung Shwe is the town nearby Inle Lake and the place where most of the tourists stay.

Nyaung Shwe

 

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