The second largest natural lake in Myanmar located in the middle of the greatest depression in Nyaungshwe valley between the two parallel mountain ranges running north to south in the southern Shan State. This vast picturesque lake, 900 metres above sea-level is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. The lake, 22 km long and 10 km across, has a population of some 150,000, many of whom live on floating islands of vegetation. Inle Lake, natural and unpolluted, is famous for its scenic beauty and the unique leg-rowing of the Inthas, the native lake dwellers.
The place we cannot miss in our itinerary is the scenic beauty of Inle Lake so at least a one-night or two nights stay is strongly recommended. A second night is required for those wishing to visit Pindaya Cave, which is also memorable. For those with time, extra nights allow for visits and trek to Inle Lake and Kalaw surrounding.
The most convenient way is to fly from Yangon to Heho, which is the nearest airport to the lake. There are daily flights to Heho, which take about one hour. The flight from Mandalay to Heho takes only 20 minutes. Traveling by car along the uphill and winding road over the Shan Plateau, though taking about 6 hours, is interesting and well-worth taking. There is also a regular train service via Thazi Junction to Heho and Shwenyaung, the nearest station to the Lake.
It is an ethnographic museum which contains colourful dress of antional groups, their traditional weapons and utilities in addition to the dress of the late Shan Sawbwars (Dukes or Lords). Open from 9:30 to 15:30 except Saturday and Sunday. re advised to check with our tour agency for flight, train, bus and steamer schedule.
Neighbouring Towns of Taunggyi