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Mekong Diaries #10 Inle Lake

The Way is the Goal

Cooling the breaks after the pass from Bagan to Inle Lake.
Lunch break.
And on with a tuk tuk to the lake‘s shore.
Speedboat to the Pristine Lotus Resort & Spa Inle.
Final destination, our floating bungalow.

In western Shan State, you will find picturesque Inle Lake, famous for its floating villages and gardens and the unique way of life of the local Intha people, with their living communities based entirely on the water.

The lake, which measures 22 km long by 10 km wide, and sits in a valley between two mountain ranges, feels like a different world to the rest of Myanmar: in villages and towns across the lake, wooden houses are built on stilts and fishermen steer their one-man boats with a characteristic rowing style, wrapping one leg around their oar. (Go-myanmar.com)

Boat Tour

The early bird catches the worm...
Captain John.

Thaung Tho Kkyaung Pagoda and Market

The Market

Cotton, silk and lotus weaving.
Cigarette makers, every single cigarette rolled by hand. A roller makes 800 a day. I liked the anis flavored ones very much.

Next stop InN Dein Pagoda

It is up the river...

And up the stairs.

Jumping Cats Monastery

Floating gardens.
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