Inle Lake

Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar’s most beloved and surreal destinations. This vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and seven miles wide – is fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and Inntha fisher folk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing.

Surrounding the lake are hills that are home to a myriad of minorities: Shan, Pa-Oh, Taung Yoe, Danu, Kayah, and more. These villagers descend from their villages for markets that hopscotch around the towns of the region on a five-day cycle.

Nyaung Shwe is the accommodation and transport hub of the region. It’s a scrappy place, but once you’ve experienced the watery world that sits right by it and explored the environs of Inle Lake, that won’t matter. Many people found Inle Lake as a memorable place to visit.

How to get around?

Top Attractions:

Inle Lake

Most tourists do one-day boat tour to explore the daily livelihood on the lake.
There are numbers of different workshops that allow tourists to experience
local activities. For those who look for a spiritual journey, you can visit
the well-known Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery.

Maing Thauk bridge

Maing Thauk welcomes tourists from the boat with its famous bridge where
they can enjoy the surrounding nature while the busy boats are roaming around.
Tourists are invited to visit the native villages, which are well-known for their stilt
houses over water, by renting a paddle boat and explore the local life, as well as
the floating gardens.

5 day-market

The 5-day rotating market around Inle Lake is located at Nyaung Shwe town,
Nam Pan, Ywama, Khaung Daing, Maing Thauk, Inn Paw Khone, and Indein.
The locals from different ethnic groups will come down to the market and sell
their unique products. It is a good time to buy local products and observe the
interaction between the locals.


The winery is located in the top of the hill where tourists can enjoy the wine
with a beautiful landscape of Inle Lake. Most people do wine testing and
enjoy their lunch after a bike tour around the village in Nyaung Shwe.

Indein Pagoda

Tourists are brought back to the 14th century when the pagoda was firstly
established by the King of Bagan. The area contains hundreds of stupas,
creating a magnificent landscape with the harmonious clink from the bells
at the top of stupas when the wind blows. It is the right place for tourists
who are seeking serenity as the beauty of nature and ancient architecture
combines to create a magical atmosphere.