Inle Lake (Jewel of Shan State)

The habour of the Inlay Lake is a small town Nyaung Shwe. This vast picturesque lake located in the heart of the Shan State amid hilly terrain that climbs up to over 900 metres above sea level and outrageously beautiful, is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. Incredibly calm and clear the Inlay Lake measuring, 22 km long and 10 km across, has a population of some 150,000, many of whom live on floating islands of vegetation. Inlay Lake, natural and unpolluted, is famous for its scenic beauty and the unique leg rowing of the Inthas, the native lake dwellers. High hills rim the lake on both sides.

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Explore Inle

Use this map to explore the sights and hotels in Inle.

 

Highlights

- Serene waters of Inle lake and its floating gardens.
- Inle’s holy temple of Phaung Daw Oo, site of a distinctive Shan festival.
- Hiking to hill tribe villages in the Shan State.

 

Restaurants

Mostly for the package tours lunch and dinner have been arranged at the one of the hotels on the lake around Phaung Daw Oo pagoda. It should be suggested to try Shan traditional food while you are in Shan State. There also good Chinese restaurants serve typical Chinese food in Inle Lake and Nyaung Shwe.

 

 

Shopping

Products Inlay Lake are hand made fabrics of silk, cotton and lotus fiber, garments, shoulder bags, silver and bronze wears produce from the cottage industries. Then you can purchase all these at the Industries during the excursion.