Inle Lake is one of the finest gems that Burma has to offer the traveller. A glittering oasis of calm, this is a water world which beckons with glimpses of ancient cultures, fascinating traditions and captivating nature. Paddle out on a traditional canoe, and gaze over the calm lake to the lush green mountains bordering this aquatic wonderland. The local people of Inle, the Intha tribe, will welcome and charm with their ways and friendly nature. With countless temples, crumbling ruins and floating markets to explore, there’s plenty to occupy you here. When the day is over, return to your lakeside resort and watch the orange sun blaze down over the land, with nothing but the sound of local life winding down as your soundtrack. Trust us when we say that it really is pure bliss.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll be enchanted and enamoured by this beautiful and unique place. Geographically, Inle Lake is located in the culturally rich southern Shan state, in the east of Burma. It’s easy to get to with flights linking to nearby Heho Airport from Mandalay and Yangon. Well worth a two or three night stay at least, Inle Lake is a definite must do on any trip to this wonderful country.