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Golden Island Cottages Thale U

Golden Island Cottages Thale U, Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

Golden Island Cottages comprises two resorts; Nampan and Thale U. GIC Thale U is located at a midway point, on the eastern side of the lake and benefits from a relatively quiet location, close to shore. The 25 individual stilted cottages are connected by wooden walkways and whilst the resort is simple, the service is good and the atmosphere relaxed. There is a small restaurant with traditional Shan dance and music performances on some evenings and a bar area. Golden Island Cottages is a co-operative project, run and staffed by the local Pa-O people, and revenue is directed towards community development.

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      Inle Lake

      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.

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      Stilted villages of Inle Lake by traditional canoe

      Inle Lake

      Your rower will guide you through the canals, among the stilt houses and floating gardens of the Intha people who live on the lake. The setting sun will provide at atmospheric light for some memorable photos.