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Best Things to Do in Inle Lake Tours

Visit Floating Gardens & Fishing Villages

The floating vegetable garden is the first thing that hits your eyes when coming to the lake. Undoubtedly, it is the top thing to do on every Inle Lake tour. Floating gardens in Inle Lake are the brilliant creation of the Intha made on the surface of the water. The unique garden was created by hyacinth roots and seaweed. The top is the mud, using thousands of bamboo sticks to keep the garden on the lake and not drifting away. The floating gardens are home to a bunch of chilies, cucumber, peanut, tomato,..etc.. and even flower gardens is one of the special creation of the resident here. A boat trip in your Inle Lake tour package will allow you to discover the home of the country’s tomato production and learn about these exceptional farming methods. sailing through floating gardens in Inle Lake tour Apart from the unique floating garden, perhaps the most beautiful image that makes Inle Lake day tour outstanding is the local people fishing by their foot. Your Inle Lake tour package doesn’t miss an opportunity to help you save the most iconic image of leg-rowers at the fancy twilight moment. Most of the fishermen are men, especially since they use both legs and hands to catch and toss net. Specifically, those fishermen use one leg to stand on the nose of the boat and the other leg holds a pole, while their two arms are for netting and fishing. If you want to join in this experience in your Inle Lake day tour, just ask the Intha guide you how to do. meet the Intha fishermen in Inle Lake tours

Get around some Local Handicraft Villages

In your Inle Lake tour, we highly recommend you to spend a small amount of time to visit some handicraft villages to have an insight into unique local traditions such as lotus weaving village, silverware village, cigar village… Besides, a visit to meet the Kayan people - long neck people is also worth to pay in an Inle Lake day tour. They are talented weavers in the field of making the most beautiful lotus fabric by handcraft without machines. learn about the traditional weaving in Inle Lake tour packages

Come over Shwe Inn Thein Temple

If this is the first time you have ever been in an Inle Lake tour, Shwe Inn Thein Temple is one of the must-visit spots in your list. Well-known for its 1,000 ancient towers built with unique architecture, you might spend a day tour to visit all over small temples. The average height of the temples is about 3 meters, standing close together like serial artificial hills on the ground. The main color of those ones is gold and red brick. However, there were many accident temples destroyed over time because they built up for so long time ago. Finally, you should not miss grabbing for yourself a lot of wonderful photos right here when the sun goes down. Indein temple-one of the best places to visit in Inle Lake tours

Visit Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery

Along with the breathtaking experience on a boat tour around Inle Lake, an Inle Lake day tour will take you to the hidden gem high up on the Red Mountain. For many travelers, Red Mountain Winery is likely the final destination to complete their memorable Inle Lake tour. Established in 2002, the Red Mountain Winery not only attracts tourists by the wine but also the spectacular view to admire the sunset. The cost of wine is relatively cheap, just around $1-$2 for a glass of wine. Additionally, you can pay about $4 to enjoy 4 types of wine with some cheese and bread in your Inle Lake day tour upon your request. The feeling of nibbling your wine while waiting for the majestic sunset will truly blow your heart away. Enjoy Red mountain sunset and the best wine in Inle Lake tours

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Best Time To Visit Inle Lake

Inle Lake is located in the heart of Myanmar. Its weather is characterized by a monsoon climate. The weather in Inle Lake is the same as in other parts of Myanmar. In general, there are three seasons in Myanmar. Fall from October to February next year. The rainy season starts from July to September. Autumn is more suitable for tourism in Myanmar than all. From November to February, visitors to Myanmar are very crowded because of this less rainfall, mild climate. In May, July, and September there are very few tourists to Myanmar. The best time to enjoy an Inle Lake tour package is from September to October when it is less rain and the weather is cooler and more convenient for an amazing boat trip around the lake. To be in Inle Lake means that even if in the hot season, you will still be able to experience the weather that is more comfortable than other places in Myanmar. In addition to winter time, you can also enjoy Inle Lake tour packages in the summertime when the region witnesses a small number of tourists let you have more space to explore the area. Nevetherless, remember to bring your suncream and hat to protect you from the sunlight. The tourist season is winter visitors, the price will be more expensive, if you save money, and then choose the season to go offline. Inle Lake travel guide-best-time-to-visit-Inle-Lake

Inle Lake General Information

Location: Burma Center Language: Burmese Currency: Kyat Myanmar (MMK) Time Zone: GMT +6:30 International Dialing Code: +95 inle-lake-travel-map-inle-lake-tour packages

People, City & Culture of Inle Lake

People of Inle Lake

Inle Lake is home to the Inthar people - a minority of Myanmar. Inthar in Myanmar means “the people live on the lake”. From thousands of years ago, Inle Lake was home to all the social activities of the Inthar people. The people here built houses and architectural works on the lake beside have lived in four cities bordering the lake, the numerous people have lived in many villages along the lake and on the lake. taking photo to inle-lake-fishermen-highlight of-inle-lake-tours In addition, that would be a mistake when not mention to the leg-rowers of Inle Lake is famous for incredible sailing and fishing capabilities by foot, and the long-necked Kayan woman.

Inle Lake

This place is roughly 600 km from Yangon, Inle is a fresh lake located in the mountains. It is one of the two largest freshwater lakes in Myanmar with the main inhabitants living on the lake. Inle Lake has been selected by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the five new destinations in Asia that travelers should explore. Inle Lake scenery in Inle lake tour Inle Lake also means "big lake". Inle is about 889 meters above sea level, surrounded by high mountains and covers an area of 220 square kilometers. The deepest lake is about 6m. Water levels vary seasonally between the dry season and the full water season of about 1.2 m.

Culture of Inle Lake

In Inle Lake, Intha people love to plant and fish, because this is a large freshwater area. It is often said that "visit Inle without eating tomato salad is considered as never coming here". Although the inhabitants live quite sparsely, most of them live mainly around the lake with traditional villages. discover-inle-lake-culture-in-inle-lake-tour packages

Inle Lake Travel Guides

Transportation in Inle Lake

To reach Inle Lake is effortless, you can choose the most simple and popular means such as the long-distance bus. However, you can pick up some other means to get to Inle: train, plane. long tail boat-main-inle-lake-transportation-for an inle-lake-tripOn the other hand, to explore Inle Lake, you have only one option: take a motorboat. A motorboat usually carries 4 tourists and costs about 10$ a day with life jackets and umbrellas.

Phone & Internet in Inle Lake

Although some places provide free Wi-Fi the transmission speed is sluggish and spotty. You had better buy a local sim card, it works better.