One of the highlights of my visit to Myanmar was taking a 2-day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. This path winds through the Burmese countryside, tiny villages, beautiful quiet forests, and acres of farmland and rice paddies. It’s my top recommendation for people looking for unique things to do in Myanmar. If you have time, the full trek takes 3 days (and 2 nights), but you can also do it in 2 days if you’re short on time. Along with admiring the amazing untouched scenery, you’ll also be able to connect with your guide, as well as the locals in the villages you pass through as you stop for meals and accommodations. Be sure to request a stay in one of the old wooden monasteries — the accommodations are far from luxury (you’ll be sleeping on a mat on the floor) but it’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience that you won’t want to miss! Spend at least a few days in Inle Lake after your trek is finished, exploring the water villages, the amazing restaurants, and the artisan crafts for which this beautiful lake town is famous. #awesomepic
Myanmar's favorite treasure trove in Inle Lake! Take a boat and feel the life of the water town
When it comes to Myanmar's favorite place, it must be the cool Inle Lake! In the hot summer, Inle Lake is as comfortable as a spring breeze, even the wind is a refrigerator, it is definitely a summer resort in Myanmar!
The whole tour of Inle Lake is through boats, where the locals' buildings are all water cabins, which gives me the illusion of being in Semporna! In addition to watching the locals racing dragon boats and dancing and celebrating, you can also visit the textile factory. Of course, the luckiest thing is to double the rainbow. The joy of cheering everyone together is still fresh!
Inle Lake is best known for its fisherman's foot. The locals use the one-legged boat to cast nets for fishing. The picture is absolutely out of the picture. Unfortunately, we didn't go to shoot specifically, but when we passed the boat, it was enough to move!
Tips: You can fly to Heihe Airport, and you can take a boat for half an hour to get to the boat at Inle Lake! The whole Inle Lake is very large and has a great resort. If you can, arrange two or three days to explore Inle Lake slowly!
The floating market at Inle Lake is the best place to experience the lifestyles and customs of Myanmar's indigenous people. Here, you can feel the randomness of the food market, the fresh and seductive fruits and vegetables, and the locals. Bargaining, who will not love the ordinary life of fireworks? Most of the products in the
water market come from floating islands. The water market here is similar to the country market in China. Every five days, there are local spices, fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh fish, shrimps and crabs that are salvaged in the water, as well as sugar and mountain goods shipped from the mountains. Wait, dazzling, rich in variety, cheap.
With the winds and waters of Inle Lake tourism in recent years, various souvenirs such as wood carvings, lacquer wares and Buddha statues have appeared on the water market. Although not too fine crafts, it is It best reflects the local folk customs.
Niangshui Town is very small. The place to get off is very close to the scheduled hotel, and it took 5 minutes to drag the box. At the front desk, the proprietress filled out the form and entrusted the baggage.
Go to the dock to find a boat. The pier is also not far away and walks to arrive. Just walking to the bridge, there is a ship boss to ask if you want a boat. Talking to him about the price and the itinerary, he sat in his shop waiting for the boatman. A boatman came, moved the boat to the dock and picked me up. About half past five, I started the tour of Inle Lake.
day is already light. From the pier to the real lake area, a narrow waterway is required. On both sides of the waterway are various cruise companies and shops. The air on the surface of the water is cold and cold. After the boat accelerates, the morning breeze blowing in the face is cool and strong, let me fight.
At Inle Lake, unique one-legged fishing can be seen both in the morning and before sunset. There is also a performance of bamboo poles for one-legged fishing. Real fishermen are now fishing with fishing nets. Fishermen are performance-oriented and need to tip. Between the lakes and mountains, the fishermen rowed the boat, and the various actions of fishing were carried out. Whether it's a performance or not, it's enough to be natural and aesthetically pleasing to the environment.
The sun came out from behind the mountains, and the color on the lake turned from cold to warm. The birds flew over the mountains in the direction of the sun. The waterfowl is flying low on the lake, and the fisherman is working hard. The fragrance of the water grass is infiltrated in the humid air. This is the morning of Inle Lake, and everything is just right.