Located central east of Myanmar, Inle Lake is a famous destination for all travellers visiting the country. And it’s truly a «must see» if you come to Myanmar.
The lake itself is enormous. Local people aren’t able to determine where it exactly starts and where it exactly ends, as suddenly you’ll find yourself walking on humid land and then dry land without even notice that change visually.
On the lake, life is happening. Yes, on the lake! Around the water and in different points of the lake, you’ll find clothes factories (working on silk, cotton and lotus), local cigars factories, local silver factories (all of the items are handmade, thanks to years and years of experience), restaurants, pagodas, agile fishermen -it’s amazing how they do their job with one hand and with the right leg they maintain the boat’s location with a paddle-, tomato fields, markets, and lots of families living there on their own wood houses built over the lake.
Photos of the lake:
Having a shower 🙂
Around the lake, it’s nice to take a bike and ride through its surroundings: you’ll find small and different villages, warm people -we were invited to have some fruit and tea at a burmese family’s place just for being there at the right moment-, and the country side, with corn fields, rural villages, and amazing views of all the area.
Photos of the country side:
Photos of villages near the lake, where we were invited to have a tea:
So if you come to Myanmar, bear in mind that Inle Lake it’ worth the visit! And if we can recommend you a place to stay… Aquarius Inn was our choice and we’d repeat: the place is magical, the rooms are… How to say… A dream, breakfast is different every day with local sweets besides a crèpe or something else, and the staff is very kind (always offering some fruit and tea whenever you come back to the hostel), willing to help you and feel their place as a home away from home. They made it.