You can Enjoy With Inlay One Day Tour
Known as the Venice of Myanmar, Inle Lake is a highland lake in Shan State, providing livelihood to lake dwellers, famous for their leg rowing. It is the second largest fresh water lake in Myanmar, located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Shan State. Inle Lake has unique pagodas, villages and floating vegetation and lakeshore villages. Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar which is situated 1,328 meters above sea level and is 22km along and 11km wide. The Intha people are famous for their leg-rowing of small flat - bottomed boat, with one leg. Inle Lake is different from the three key tourist destinations of Myanmar: Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay. Tourists coming here get to see the diverse landscape of Myanmar through the areas that surrounds the lake. Enjoy boat and canoe rides on the lake and can see the floating gardens, fishing villages and daily activities ... all on water. The interesting places are Phaung Daw U Pagoda with its 5 'gold covered' Buddha statues, traditional floating markets, villages and work-shops in the surrounding areas. Every year, on the eve of the full moon day in October, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival is held, which sees the pagoda's revered Buddha images displayed on the golden Karaweik – a replica of the ancient royal barge – and taken to villages around the lake. Unlike most other pagoda festivals in Myanmar, which typically run for about three days, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival goes for 18 days, and also includes boat races that attract spectators near and far. The races provide exciting additional entertainment and are well worth watching, with separate events held for men and women
Tour Highlights in Inle
- Phaungdawoo Pagoda
- Ngaphechaung Monastery
- Shwe Indein Pagoda
- Ywama Village
- Mine Thauk Market
The Phaungdawoo Pagoda is one of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar and this pagoda houses five small Buddha images. There is a pagoda festival during which the five Buddha images are rowed around the Lake once a year in end Sept-early Oct. Four Buddha Images out of five from Phaung-daw-oo Pagoda are carried on royal barge and conveyed around 14 villages on the Lake during the festival. The large crowds of people gather on the lake-shores to celebrate the occasion. It is really a splendid sight. Celebrates the dance shows and fun-fairs, the most interesting event of the festival is their boat race due to their unique leg rowing.
Ngaphechaung Monastery is located in Inle Lake and it is on the way to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. This is a wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake. The monks have trained a few cats living with them to jump through the small hoops. Aside from its cats, the collection of Buddhas images in many races are also interest to visit. Just 25 minutes boat ride to visit and ancient monastery built on huge pieces of teak wood with traditional architecture and see the popular jumping cats leap through the hoops. Nga Phe Chaug is the biggest and oldest monastery on the Inle Lake and is worth visiting for its historical purposes and architecture as well as its cats.
A Buddha image has enshrined at a white stupa which is on the summit of a hill. Below the stupa there are cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas around the hill but most are ruins overgrown with bushes. The pagoda hill is quiet and calm. Amazing view from pagoda hill releases refreshes everybody.
It will take a 45 minute boat ride.
Ywama Village is the largest village on the Inle Lake. The main attraction is five – day floating market. Travelling to Ywama Village will take 15 minutes by boat. You can visit the goldsmith workshops and umbrella industries.
Mine Thauk is a large and bustling market where one can find a real local atmosphere with a variety of produce from the lake. Other places of interest near the market in the lake are Paya Pauk Pagoda, Zakah Village and Nga Phe Chaung monastery.
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