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Inle Lake

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Address: | Is Located in the Heart of the Shan Plateau, Myanmar
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Travelling around Inle Lake by long tailed boat is great fun. Yes there are a fair few tourists but local life remains authentic and the people are very friendly as they are... read more

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East Mids
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travelling around Inle Lake by long tailed boat is great fun. Yes there are a fair few tourists but local life remains authentic and the people are very friendly as they are throughout Myanmar. Watching the locals go about their daily lives; travelling to and from work/school, working on the floating gardens, fishing etc is endlessly fascinating. The surrounding scenery... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing beautiful place in Myanmar ! I appreciated very much the picturesque Inle Lake while taking a boat on the lake through the countryside. Visit this lake before it becomes too touristy !!!!

Thank cahirclark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area is part of the Shan state. It is very scenic with interesting teak construction including a large monastery. The area seems to be getting more and more touristic but there are still areas that appear authentic. Probably a good idea to see it sooner rather than later as it risks disney-fication.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taking a day-long boat ride on Inle Lake is a must-do activity for Myanmar. I booked through my hotel- my boat captain picked me up at the hotel and walked me down to the boats. I think most of the boats have a similar core itinerary with a few options that you can add-on. I took the core trip with... More 

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Basehor, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Inle Lake is an incredible place because villagers living and working on the lake are doing it in a way that they did a hundred years ago. Most rely on fishing, growing vegetables, silk weaving, other crafts, and tourism to earn for their existence. The water is their existence and the long boat is their life line to the rest... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived in the afternoon. Was surprised at how big the lake was ! Took a speedboat ride thru the tranquail lake. Bought s. ome packets of bird food thought that we will stop the speed boat to feed the birds. Was very impressed by the flight of the seagulls in formation where they will swoop down to 'catch' the crumbs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing place floating towns and gardens that are accessed by boats . The township people are lovely theres various wares for sale in one little shop if your lucky you will see a long necked woman, the restaurant we ate in was delicious

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recommend to join with another tourist for booking boat tour. It is about 12 dollars per boat with 5-6 person capacity. we can get information from hotel where we stay. The lake is look great during August till December due to after ending rainy season. first visit is people with dancing on boat to capture fish with shan traditional... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an interesting place to visit. I worry about its future environmentally. The lifestyle of people living on the lake is truly remarkable. We booked directly with a book driver at the lake - he was fantastic - respectable and thoughtful. He is Aung Tun 09 250628475 - get a hotel to call him or just look for... More 

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting place and great to be out on the boat exploring but you can see that this area is already becoming very touristic. If you take a boat trip (which everyone does) then you are going to have a mixture of cruising along the lake interspersed with visits to the local handicraft places... umbrella weaving, gold and silver, textiles... More 

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