Inle Lake is a major travelers place in burma. The lake is bordered by a few villages, where local Intha people live in wood or bamboo houses on stilts. Most of the villagers are farmers or fishermen. Travelers could experience the most fantastic views at Inle Lake, eat the most delicious food with fresh fish from the lake and encounter local fishermen who are famous practicing a distinctive rowing style.
Inle Lake is located in the Taunggyi district of Shan State. The best time to adventure is during September and October. The Hpaung Daw U festival is followed by the Thadingyut festival of lights. Like almost every festival in myanmar, the citizen turn out in their best clothes and in splendid numbers.
Transport to Inle Lake
Inle Lake is 660km from Yangon and 330km from Mandalay by street. The fastest way to get there is by taxi (75 US dollar) from Bagan or Mandalay during eight hours.
Air: Air Bagan flies to Heho, 41km northwest of Inle Lake (Air Bagan).
Bus: Buses take travelers every day to Inle Lake from Yangon, Mandalay and closeby Taunggyi (Swenyaung junction).
A few pictures of Inle lake