Inle (Inlay) Lake

The lake is situated 900 m above sea level and surrounded by blue and hazy mountain ranges. Some visitors to Myanmar referred to Inle lake as the “Venice of the East” when going through the canals and villages by boat. There are about 100,000 people inhibiting the lake and it’s shores. It is 22 km in length and 10 km in the widest place. Various tribal (e.g. Intha, Pa-O and Shan) people’s daily life and markets in the lake area are an attractive place. Various arts and crafts of Intha people can also be seen at Inle lake. Leg rowing is practiced among all the Intha people.