Around Inle Lake there are many small villages which connect to the main lake by means of narrow canals. Once out on the lake you may see the unique leg-rowing fishermen who stand up on their boats to give them a bird's eye view of the fish in the very shallow waters.
Stilted villages of Inle Lake by traditional canoe
Stilted villages of Inle Lake by traditional canoe, Burma (Myanmar)
You'll be taken to Mine Thauk Village, where you board a wooden canoe. Your rower will guide you through the canals, among the stilt houses and floating gardens of the Intha people who live on the lake. Many villagers will greet you by waving from their houses and boats as you explore the backwaters. This lovely sunset excursion ends at the Mine Thauk bridge and will take approximately one hour. The setting sun will provide an atmospheric light for some memorable photos.
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Photos of Stilted villages of Inle Lake by traditional canoe
Other experiences in Inle Lake
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
Set in and around the stilted villages of Inle Lake the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Myanmar.