BIRD WATCHING

On Inle lake there are many birds. There are 18 species of local and 15 species of hibernating birds. In the bird sanctuary ornithologists can observe Herons, King fishers, Cormorants, Egrets, Seagull and Drongos amongst others.








SILK WEAVING

Various silk shawls and other clothes are woven in artistic patterns patiently by handlooms. The method is very similar to Ikrat method of Cambodia. The process is very complicated and time consuming. It is worth to visit if one is interested to see hand made fabrics.







LOCAL FISHING METHODS

Inle lake is shallow and weedy. So the people invented their own method to catch fishes. Among the various methods of catching fish is a conical shaped fishing trap as well as pulling a net in the downstream of Inle lake. Inthar catch crabs and shrimps with a small bamboo basket.