Inle Lake known as a memorable, a unique area in Myanmar and also one of the most magical places on earth. Inle Lake is quickly becoming a popular destination for travelers and which is located in the Nyaung Shwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State. The Lake is famous for its floating villages, gardens and the unique ways of life of its inhabitants. The people of Inle lake are called Intha, meaning ‘sons of the Lake’ and they live around the lake. In addition, other small ethnic groups live in the area including the Pa O tribes. Most of Inle Lake’s inhabitants are farmers and fishermen with unique farming and fishing methods of their own. Local fishermen take their boats out on the lake every day and are known for having a specific and unique rowing style that involves balancing on one foot while rowing with the other. This rowing style can only be seen at Inle Lake in Myanmar.
Although it’s the second largest lake in Myanmar its name literally translates to small (Le) Lake (in). Le also means four and initially, there were only four villages around the body of water so perhaps that’s a more logical translation. People all over the world are journeying to its shimmering waters in search of quaint lifestyle, various natural, cultural, religious, historic sites and delicious Shan Noodles. Add Inle Lake to your Route through Myanmar. If you are wondering what to do in Inle Lake and how to plan the perfect tour around the lake, we’ve gathered 10 amazing things for you to do around Inle Lake with our best experiences.