• At A Glance

Things to Do and See in Inle Lake

Visit Floating Gardens & Fishing Villages

The floating vegetable garden is the first thing that would hit your eyes when coming there. It’s on the surface of the water and creative of the Intha. 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 with a bunch of chilies, cucumber, peanut, tomato,..etc.. and even flower gardens is one of the special creation of the resident here. The most beautiful image in Inle Lake is probably the people fishing by foot. 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, just ask the Intha guide you how to do.

Get around some local handicraft villages

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, Inle is also well - known for the Kayan people - long neck people, who are talented weavers in the field of making the most beautiful lotus flowers by handcraft, they weave cloth without machines or looms.

Come over Shwe Inn Thein Temple

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 the sun goes down.