January weather at Inle Lake is beautiful with the averaged maximum temperature is 25°C and the minimum is 21°C. It hardly ever rains in January (just 29mm of rainfall over 2 days). With about 11 hours of sunshine a day, January is one of the sunniest months in Inle Lake.
Traveling to Inle Lake in January, you should notice that there is a big difference between day and night time temperature. In contrast to the day time when the temperature can climb up to 25°C, at night, it decreases dramatically to 10°C. That’s mean you will need a long-sleeved shirt and pants for the day time and a thick jacket when the night falls down.
Top Things to Do at Inle Lake in January
Thanks to the great weather condition, January is one of the best time to visit Inle Lake to do some outdoor activities. Visiting the colorful local market, exploring the traditional village, and watching the gorgeous sunset from the top of the most beautiful hill in the region are things you won’t want to miss to experience in Inle Lake.
The morning 5-day market
This is the local market which serves the most common products needs like other markets in Myanmar. The market is called “5-day-rotating market” because the local people rotate it among 5 different places over a 5-day-period. You can visit it in Nyaung Shwe, Heho, Taunggyi, Maing Thouk, and Shwe Nyaung. On these days, you will observe many locals from all over the lake and surrounding area flock to this place to sell and buy products. The market is where you will meet many local tribes like Intha, long neck Padaung and Pa-Oh. The sound of bartering and the color of different traditional attire will create a unique experience in Inle Lake tours.
Discover the mesmerizing villages from a boat trip
Rowing on a long tail boat trip to reach the villages around the lake is one of the most interesting activities when you visit Inle Lake in January. The beautifully unique village of Inle Lake which was listed on the top of the world’s most marvelous floating villages in the world housing 17 hamlets, which are all built on stilts. Along your scenic route, you can find charming people moving around on their boat. If you are a nature lover, don’t miss the chance to explore the natural beauty and lifestyle of people in these scenic villages.
Cycling to Red Mountain Estate: the gorgeous sunset hill
Nested up on the hillside overlooking at Inle Lake, Red Moutain Estate is well-known for producing the best wine in Myanmar. But it’s not that all! The spectacular sunset view from the restaurant on the top of the mountain will ensure to melt the heart of any traveler visiting Inle Lake in January. There are totally four types of wines that you can choose to taste while waiting for one of the best sunsets in the world. How interesting is it?