During your trip to Burma, you can not miss the opportunity to admire the captivating beauty of the Inle Lake – Myanmar’s famous scenic lake. Indeed, the lake is often selected in the Asian destinations that the travelers of five continents must explore. So, do you also want to come and explore the heavenly beauty of Inle Lake?
The Inle Lake in Myanmar – a landscape that is peaceful, beautiful, wild and charismatic
The Inle Lake bears the image of a quiet rural area but lively as an urban place by the presence of so many foreign tourists. The Inle Lake is a special destination in Bang Shan and is one of the most profitable sources of income for government and people in this region.
A great way to experience the beauty of the entire Inle Lake in Myanmar is to rent a boat and explore the scenery. The boat leaves the Nyaungshwe village wharf and then floats on the water. The wind blows gently, houses on both sides of the lake are quickly left behind, and the elephant grasses sway in the sunlight. Sometimes we can meet the boats coming in the opposite direction. The visitors, who are enormously excited, raise their hands to greet. You can also admire the calm and tranquility of the local population. The atmosphere here is really clear and fresh.
The green water and the deep blue sky blend in harmony. The boats become smaller on the waves of water and under the reflections of the sun, they shine like millions of stars hidden at the bottom of the lake. Herds of white birds fly in the sky. They follow the boats floating on the water, and sometimes suddenly fly into the air, sometimes play with the waves and let their wings touch the water. The scene undoubtedly brings a great emotional impression on the visitors.
The Inle Lake in Myanmar has refreshing natural scenery, with the harmonious beauty of blue water and the flamboyant red sunset. The life here is very quiet. It is the kindness of the residents around the lake that creates a good impression on travelers during your tours in Burma. The immensity and beauty of the Inle Lake will fascinate you.
The magnificent sunset on the Inle Lake
Under the magnificent light of the flaming red sunset, the image of the rowing boat seems to be well shown up in the dark sky. One admires a unique technique of directing the boats with one leg. They row and collect fishing nets in an impressive way. The wind blows and it seems that a nostalgic feeling surges in the souls of visitors, urging them to explore new lands. All are merged to form a sweet symphony flowing softly in the blood of travelers. The sunset slowly covers the entire Inle Lake and the boats still float over the waves. To the west, the sun disappeared quickly behind the mountains, so fast that we have not yet had enough time to admire the dark red of the sky.
The sunset on the Inle Lake is really wonderful. Do not forget to make your tours in Burma with a trip to the Inle Lake for an unforgettable and impressive experience.
Discover the exciting lives of people living on Inle Lake
On Inle Lake are 17 floating villages. You will find there many fields, gardens, and floating houses. A bridge spans the lake and wooden electric pillars persist between the sky, the earth and the waves of water. Here is the village of In Dein, situated to the west of the lake, with its canals flowing slowly in a forest of elephant grasses, or you can discover the floating market of Ywama once every 5 days. There is also a cat monastery where monks teach cats to jump through rings in their free time. There is also the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda – a sacred spiritual place for the Buddhists living around the lake. This pagoda is also one of the must-visit destinations of tourists during their trip to Myanmar.
There are also many traditional craft villages. Every day, local people live and work in various trades such as weaving, cigarette, embroidery, craft manufacturing, silver jewelry, etc. Tourists in their tours in Burma will be impressed by the kindness, simplicity of the inhabitants and the wonderful beauty of Inle Lake. Indeed, the life in the old villages by the lake and floating villages on the water are extremely attractive for Western tourists. Discovering the exciting life of people living on the Inle Lake is one of the most incredible experiences during the trip to Myanmar.
By visiting a weaving village, visitors will be surprised by the material of fabric. Here, the village is called the lotus weaving village (Lotus). Local people do not work with cotton yarn; they have a great way to extract lotus fibers instead. Being patient and so skillful, they get lotus filaments spinning them into the thread to weave products whose designs and colors are unique and exceptional. This is perhaps a unique weaving material in the world.
In addition, a trip to the Inle Lake in Myanmar is the opportunity for visitors not only to discover the life of Intha, craft villages but also to visit the colorful floating markets or admire the famous Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Moreover, this Burma trip is a good chance to explore the life of many other ethnic groups such as the Shan, Pa-O, Danu, Taung-yo and Kayah in neighboring villages.
Another interesting and probably the unique feature of this area is that visitors can easily encounter the image of the man dressed in Longyi (a long traditional dress), standing on the tips of the fishing boats. He throws the fishing nets while quietly direct oars with one foot as a real artist on the immense lake. This image in the red sky of a sunset probably evokes a very keen feeling for visitors during their trip to Myanmar.
The people around Lake Inle meet their own needs through the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables and legumes, such as tomatoes, beans, cabbage, onions, garlic, betel, melons, papayas, and bananas. They can also grow rice, especially towards the southern end of the lake. On Inle Lake are many famous resorts and beautiful restaurants scattering along the shoreline, or floating villages with many traditional trades to preserve the identity of the lake and also serve to attract tourists.
During your trip to Inle Lake in Myanmar, you will have the opportunity to attend the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival. The festival, which lasts nearly three weeks, takes place at the end of September or in October, just after the Thadingyut festival where the people of Shan and Intha wear new dresses and celebrate together the end of the period of Buddhist fasting. They are very religious and it is quite normal for them to use all the money saved during the year for this annual event. The procession of Buddha statues around the village and the floating farms and a competition of boats are two inseparable activities of this important festival.
Magnificent landscapes and a wealth of culture that the residents living on the Inle Lake still retain until today give a big impression to tourists in Myanmar. During your Myanmar travel, enjoy the exceptional beauty of the Inle Lake, an unmissable stop for most travelers.