Experience firsthand the culture of the Intha people on a visit to Inle Lake. You’ll get to see the fishermen practicing their skillful leg rowing as well as the lake’s famous 5-Day Market.
- 6 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:30 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English,Burmese
Locals from the surrounding hills come to the market to peddle their wares, such as colorful woven baskets. You’ll stop by workshops where weavers make silk on wooden looms and see men at work in a traditional blacksmith shop. In your boat, you’ll pass by floating gardens — gardens that local farmers have made by weaving together seagrass to make small islands. This tour also takes you to see religious monuments, like the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and its five holy images of Buddha.
Next, your tour continues by boat. This route passes along a small creek and takes you to some of Inle Lake’s most scenic destinations, including a collection of old stupas called Inn Dein. Sloping hills covered in greenery add to the site’s beauty. As you paddle along, you’ll also see farmers cultivating rice in paddies near the edge of the lake.
Nestled in the high Shan Hills of eastern Myanmar, the breathtaking natural wonder known as Inle Lake serves as the center of a bustling boating community. Although a few things around the lake can be reached by car, the only real way to experience this lake culture is to hire a boat and immerse you.
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What to Bring
You spend most time on the boat, please don't forget: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, light clothes, bug spray, and comfortable shoes that are easy to take on and off. It can be chilly in the morning, please bring a sweater.
Guided tour and boat transportation (can transportation is not included).
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