Inle Lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Myanmar, located at a height of about 800 meters above sea level. Beautiful scenery and pristine cultural life of residents Inthan living in the lake is highlights attract tourists. Inle Lake is one of the destinations that most visitors want to stop and rest when traveling to Myanmar.
There are 17 inhabited villages around or on the islands in the lake. Most of them are villages of ethnic Intha – the ethnic with culture and language differing from the ethnic Shan living next to them. Ethnic Intha are Buddhists that is the reason why most travelers surprised with about 100 monasteries and thousands of large and small towers around the lake. The religious architecture and sculpture of the temples as well as pagodas in Inle Lake are under the influence of the Shan. There are about 70,000 people living on the slopes the island around the lake.