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.
Inle Lake people live in stilt houses. Restaurants can be found in the houses like this too.
Fishermen on Inle Lake
The most iconic view of Inle Lake is the fishermen fishing with their traditional style nets.
Special floating gardens can be found on the waters of the lake. The gardens are kept in place by these long wooden sticks.
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.
The pagoda houses 5 sacred Buddha Images that are covered in many layers of gold making them look like golden stones.
Aung Mingalar Pagoda
Aung Mingalar Pagoda is another temple on Inle Lake located in the lakeside village.
In the temple complex a big number of white stupas can be found.
Inle Lake is also famous for its traditional works, one of them is making cigars from local plant and tobacco.
Weaving is another kind of crafts that is Inle Lake famous for.
Nyaung Shwe is the town nearby Inle Lake and the place where most of the tourists stay.