The magical beauty of Inle Lake has attracted and fascinated people since time immemorial and even today, it is full of golden mystique and captivating allure.
The Khaung Daing Hotel is an ideal starting point for various excursions on and around the lake. The hotelís accommodation includes a selection of land-based bungalows and also a range of comfortable bungalows situated on water. For those who wish to experience some of the local customs, then one of the water bungalows is an absolute must. What could be more beautiful than to be woken up each morning by the rising sun and to witness the natural splendor of the lake from oneís very own verandah?
In recent years, several Padaung families have also settled at Inle Lake. This people has become famous for its Longnecked Women who wear striking, heavy spiral brass necklaces that press the nape of the neck downwards and gradually stretch it.
Flowers, tomatoes, cucumbers and beans are cultivated on Lake Inleís remarkable floating plantations and the Intha people have fully adapted themselves to life on the water. Built on stilts, their villages are usually located close to their floating farmland.
The spectacular Hpaung Daw U Pagoda Festival is now one of Burmaís most impressive cultural events and attracts a growing number of foreign visitors. The villagers of this region are known for their weaving skills and this traditional work of the Intha people can be seen at close hand.
Lake Inle in Myanmar is most assuredly a unique and natural world full of warmth and magnificent beauty.