INLE LAKE - Inle Princess
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INLE LAKE

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Home to a myriad of local and
migrant tribes, from the Pa’O, Palaung
and Danu to the Shan and the Inthar.

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Unique folk architecture has created
villages, shops, schools and businesses on
stilts over the lake.

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Farmers have uniquely adapted to their
environment by making large floating gardens
of water hyacinth and silt to grow flood
and drought resistant crops.

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The lake’s iconic fishermen skilfully balance
on the end of their canoes
and row with their legs, leaving their hands
free to fish in a practice found only here.

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Ancient crafts abound, from the weavers
who first span fabric from the local lotus
plants, to century old silversmiths,
carvers and other artisans.

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The lush wetland ecosystem, a UNESCO
biosphere, is home to 267 species of bird
and the nesting place of the rare Sarus crane.

Fish

Over forty species of fish, otters and
turtles lie beneath the surface including
the endemic Inle carp and other
rare species.

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Around the lake and in the hills Buddhist
sites of national importance draw
pilgrims and tourists alike.

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While adventurers and our guides
have made the surrounding hills the
foremost area in Myanmar for hiking,
cycling and walking.

We-are-here-to-help

We are here to help you experience
this area of exceptional natural beauty and
cultural importance through bespoke
and personal experiences. See
some of our experience highlights,
and get in touch at.

WHEN TO VISIT

Inle has a very favourable climate for tourism: the dry season temperatures at this altitude rarely exceed 30 degrees,
the wet season has pleasant temperatures the 20s during day time, and rains only lasting 1 – 2 hours.

COOL SEASON

October to February

Temperatures in the daytime rarely drops below 20°c but our fires are lit in the rooms for the coldest nights and misty dawns in December and January.

HOT SEASON

March to May
The temperature rises steadily beneath crystal clear skies from February. Inle’s altitude makes it a hill station retreat from the heat and increasing humidity of lowland Myanmar.

OFF SEASON

June

The resort closes for rest and maintenance when the weather breaks in June.

WET SEASON

July to September
Verdant green nature and full clear water in the lake, and the season when the lake can be your own. Rain at Inle falls in short spells with over 4 sunlight hours on average even in July and August.

SPECIAL EVENTS

INLE LAKE
PAGODA FESTIVAL
Late September-early October

 

This is a big 18 day festival usually in October but dependent on the Buddhist calendar.
FESTIVAL
OF LIGHT
Late October-early November

 

A large festival where fire lanterns are launched at Inle and Taungyi lasting about one week, depending on the Buddhist calendar.
THINGYAN FESTIVAL
(MYANMAR NEW YEAR)
Mid April

 

 

This is also a big festival celebrate throughout the country lasting about one week.
BUDDHIST TIPITTACA
FESTIVAL
Early/Mid June

 

 

A unique religious festival of Southern Shan State celebrated in the town Nyaung Shwe, its date also dependent on the Buddhist calendar. It celebrates the passing of examinations for over two or three thousand monks.