Welcome to Inle Lake
Journey to the Shan State of Burma, you meet the tranquil and picturesque Inle Lake situated in the west of the state. Despite a rising number of tourists head here, Inle Lake still remains its assuredly authentic and alluring charm.
The lake’s beauty lies in floating villages, colorful gardens, bustling local markets and especially the unique way of life of the Intha people, who have been functioning their communities based entirely on the water.
Take a boat cruise around the lake, passing from one village to another, you encounter rustic wooden homes perched above the water on rickety stilts in villages that sustain generations-old cottage industries, with stops at several handicraft or cottage industry workshops that can either be full-on tourist traps or very interesting to see; add in a lakeside market plus a pagoda or two, floating gardens, where the Intha people grow a variety of vegetables and flowers, and the ruins of In Dein. There is so much to be seen on your way to Inle Lake.