Inle Lake information

Lake Inle Information

Silk weaving is another very important industry that produces high-quality hand-woven silk fabrics with an unmistakable design called Inle longyi. Unique fabric made from lotus plant fibers is only made at Lake Inle and is used for weaving special robes for Buddha images, called kya thingahn (lotus robe). It is a vast and unexplored state, home to enigmatic and beautiful mountains that provide the perfect backdrop for the lake, with floating communities, stilts and old stupas. The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar's most anticipated destinations, and all the hype is justified. Useful in English if you need information or want to organize excursions.


Situated in the middle of the Shan state, Inle is a huge lake bordering Thai & Laos. Situated in the hills, Inle Lake is colder than other areas. This is an astonishing swimming in the Inle Lake. Phaungdawoo Paragliding is a great experience for tourists.

Inthar' s swimming market and lifestyle are also a completely different setting for the visitor. The Nyaung Shwe contains the major harbour to Inle Lake. Taiunggyi Balloon Fest is another interesting occasion in Myanmar. Shan is a favorite meal in Myanmar and you can enjoy the tasty meals in Inle Lake.

You can also take home handicrafts, memorabilia and shan-clothes.


Lake Inle is 22 km long, 11 km broad, 900 metres above sealevel and impudently scenic - it has deadly still water littered with swimming and canoeing. The lake is bordered by high mounds on both sides; the shore and the lake islets carry 17 towns on stilt, most of which are populated by Intha.

More than 70,000 inhabitants live in the whole sea area. Swimming pools, swimming farmhouses, swimming towns, fisherman of the legs are interesting to see Lake Inle. There are 100 buddhistic convents and maybe 1000 stupa. In the Inle styles of worship design and buddhistic sculptures are strongly Shan-influenced.

It is an eighteenth and twelfth centuries edifice and the Buddha pictures have totally vanished as they are permanently plastered with goldfields by pendants. Nga Phe Chaung Convent is known as Jumping Cat's Abbey, which should not be miss during your visit to Inle Lake. Holzkloster on stilt piles over the lake, four years before the Mandalay Palace.

There is a library of Buddha pictures in Shan-Styles, Tibetan, Bagan and Inwa-Style. Its high, heavily decorated wooden and tessellated bases and cases are as impressing as the Buddhas themselves. These plinths are a speciality of Shan and northern Thai Buddhist arts and those of the abbey are over 100 years old.

Some 150-year-old Shan pictures are also kept in the convent. In Nyaung Shwe, the city that connects Lake Inle with the Channel, there are several 3* grade luxury properties with bath and refrigerator. You can also spend the night at the swimming hotel, which is traditionally made of bamboo or tea wood.

At the lake there are also excellent cuisines. Formerly it was on the hill, but after the building of the drinking fountain the town was relocated and the temple remains there. The Buddha is said to be over seven hundred years old and there are several hundred Buddha pictures in seated, upright and lying position.

You can take a three-hour daily cruise back by ferry from Lake Inle and an night's accommodation as there is a small chalet that has just been opened to take in the Sagar area. Pindaya Cave" is the most impressing place, where 8094 Buddha pictures made of aluminium, tea, marble, bricks, varnish and concrete are stored.

It' also helps to enjoy the gentle trek and explore the genuine mountain people. Hiking guidebooks, tasty and secure meals, bedding such as quilts, cushions, mattresses and mats. We have two suitable accommodation options for travellers from all over the world. They are both constructed in the tradition and each has its own charm.

Although modest, the regional food served in the restaurant is delectable. There are 200,000 people, including tribal, Shan, Myanmar, Sikhs, Punjabis and pensioned Gurakhas who once struggled for the British. A lively and interesting place to watch the everyday life of the natives; the Shan State tells how the state walked past the story and a well-known panorama looking pass.

Not as many establishments to select from as it is not necessary. Usually we go there as a daily excursion from Inle Lake or Kalaw or Pindaya and just come by while we are driving to Kakku Pagodas. Municipal eateries offer regular food. It' a three hours ride from Nyaungshwe & two hours ride from Taunggyi, the capitol of Shan State.

and we thought it was over seven hundred years ago. All of them were constructed together on the same site and some of them were covered with shrubs and saplings. Its tranquillity and tranquillity, and especially the mountain people, Pao, who live near the village, are other attractions.

Situated in the centre of the pine-covered Shan Hills at 1300 metres above sealevel. You can see the real mountain people like PaO & Palaung along the trek. Some good properties were constructed with the ambience of old times and the charm of the people. Some of the small inns are also sufficiently tidy with en-suite bathrooms and refrigerators.

Not so many traditional food outlets, but today's food is delectable. Accommodation also serves good food. In the east it borders on Thailand, in the north on Shan State and in the south on Kayin State. Loikaw is reachable from Kalaw - Aung Ban - Pin Laung- Loikaw by highway and by sea from Inle Lake-PheKhone-Loikaw and the government-operated MA flights to Loikaw twice aweek from Yangon.

Myanmar's biggest hydroelectric power station (built by the Japanese as a wartime repair ) is about 20 km eastwards of Loikaw at Lawpita Falls. Some good 3-star establishments with en-suite bathrooms and warm and cool showers.

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