Natural and unpolluted, with fantastic mountainous scenery, Inle Lake stands out as the second largest lake in Myanmar, and also the country's highest altitude lake. Enjoy a spectacular leg-rowing performance by native lake-dwellers or fishermen casting their cone-shaped nets, or take your pick of the wares at a daily floating market. Standing at an altitude of 880 m (2,900 ft), this freshwater lake covers some 116 sq km (45 sq mi), providing a home to nine endemic species of fish and over 20 species of snails. This popular tourist spot offers classy hotels, but also low-budget, family-run accommodation. You can rent a bike, visit a massage parlor, or enjoy Shan State cuisine, a favorite in the country. Use our Nyaungshwe trip planner to add Inle Lake and other attractions to your Nyaungshwe vacation plans.
Tours To Inle Lake
Private: At Home with the Intha on Inle Lake BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 4 hours
Inle Lake Full Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 7 hours
Sunset on Inle Lake Private Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $11
Duration: 2 hours
Inle Lake Reviews
We really needed two or three (or more) days there just to spend on the lake, exploring areas around the lake and the Indein Village area. Plus out around in the countryside of Inle Lake itself to... more »
This lake is huge and you find several villages that are placed on and around the lake. It is a very, very unique and pretty place. The houses stand on poles and it is fantastic to sail around the... more »
We did a half day sunrise tour for the lake and stopped at several places. Inle is truly a gem. A must for everyone visiting Myanmar, so beautiful and peaceful.
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