In the beautiful broad Inle lake lying between the two mountain ranges is a popular place in Myanmar. One of the most touristic areas in the whole of Burma, Inle Lake is a whole nation in itself. Together with the breathtaking scenery and Natural beauty, people are also attracted by the local tribe inhabiting Inle Lake. Some 70,000 Intha(people of Inle) live in the floating village of Inle. A different ethnic diversity and divisions lie within these tribesmen, most of whom are Buddhist by religion.
Inle lake is rich in aquatic ecosystem too. Over twenty rare species of snail and nine species of fishes only found in this lake dwells Inle. There are different important monasteries in the shore of the Lake. People visit these monasteries to meditate and to achieve the peace of mind. You can enjoy the sights of extremely skilled fishermen in their narrow boats fishing in the lake. In the restaurants open in the shores of Inle you can indulge in the fresh catches of the day. Alongside fishing, local handicrafts are also best selling materials supporting the local economy of Inle. You can buy your souvenirs in the floating market in the western end of Inle Lake.
One can also enjoy the unique experience of floating farms of the lake. If you are lucky enough you will get a chance to experience the festivals of Intha. Boat racing and cultural dancing are some of the attractions on these occasions. A number of shrines, pagodas, and Monasteries with their different characteristic architecture is a collection of the artform to admire in Inle. In a clear sky, you can enjoy the reflection of blue sky and moving clouds in the lake. Any spots here also provides the visitors with picture perfect sceneries so better bring your camera.
UNESCO has made this pace a Biosphere Reserve to preserve and prevent the damages here due to Natural and human-made causes. Inle is a place to be for you to experience the hidden side of Myanmar.