When it comes to Inle Lake, – the second largest lake in Myanmar, not only Burmese people but also international tourists will probably think about trips or excursions in which they can have a precious opportunity to commune completely with nature as well as discover distinctive characteristics of Myanmar culture.
Inle Lake, the unique watery world, one of Myanmar’s most picturesque destinations, definitely offers you a variety number of interesting experiences.
So What to Do in Inle Lake ? In this article, we will list our favorite top things to do in this unique watery world.
1. Take a boat trip
The best way to experience Inle Lake, visit the holiest sights in this area such as Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, and the Inn Thein Pagoda complex. Every morning, wooden canoes transport visitors to various natural, cultural, religious and historic sites. Every hotel and guesthouse in town can help arrange one, or just wait for a boat captain to approach you in the street.
2. Enjoy a stunning sunset
Visitors can have a wonderful sunset during an Inle Lake boat trip, or from other popular places such as Bungalows hotel, the Royal villa, etc. Why should you do this ? This is simply its special features: The sunset on the Inle Lake cannot miss the rustic shadows of locals in longyi, standing on their wooden boat and with a foot holding the paddle. That is also the reason why Inle Lake sunset is considered as one of the most beautiful sunset in the world.
3. Cycle around the lake
In addition to immersing yourself into the gentle atmosphere of the fresh and green lake, you can explore the perimeter by bicycle and take in some beautiful Burmese countryside and then try some Burmese cuisine like Shan tofu. Begin in Nyaungshwe, where bikes can be hired for around K1500 (US$1.50) per day.
4. Sip wine at a local vineyard
Red Mountain Estate and Aythaya Vineyards, both located a short drive from Inle Lake, equipped excellent facilities are two popular places for you to taste the wine as well a rare fine dining experience. It is highly recommended that you should take Red Mountain Winery Tour – Half Day.