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Inle Lake – Shan State

Inle Lake – Shan State

Inle Lake is in the Shan Hills of Myanmar.It is one of the most beautiful lakes of South East Asia. Lush, green and fertile, remote Inle Lake is a picture of rural tranquility. As it lying 875 km above sea level at Shan State. You can reach there by flight to Heho airport. The lake is nearly 100 km north to South but only 5 km wide and there are more than 200 villages on or around it, surrounding a population of about 150,000 and most is Intha People.An estimated 100,000 Intha (Angsa) people live on and around the lake. In their own language the word Intha means “Sons of the Lake”, and their way of life is certainly well adapted to this environment. – they live on their fishing and the produce of their floating gardens. In narrow boats they set out across the water before sunrise, standing with one leg on the stern and using the other leg to row, so that they always have a hand free to scoop fish from the bottom of the lake into their large bamboo nets. This unique way of rowing has make them famous. The Intha have also developed a singular form of aquaculture: a network of interwoven seaweed and hyacinths creates a thick layer of humus over the years, and this is attached to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles, and then planted with tomatoes, cauliflower, aubergines and flowers.


Key Attractions

  • Inle Lake
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