Inle Lake

 

Inle Lake is a shallow lake in the Shan Hills in the middle of Myanmar, north of Yangon (660 km) and southeast of Mandalay (330km).

The lake is 22km long, and is densely inhabited by different Burmese tribes. Among the famous sights is unique paddling style by local people that are fishing.

Inle Lake has become a major travel sight, leading to some development of tourist infrastructure.

The nearest airport is Heho Airport, 35 km away, with flights from both Yangon and Mandalay.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Inle Resort

Set in Nyaung Shwe, 5 km from Red Mountain Estate Vineyards, Inle Resort boasts a restaurant and free WiFi. The resort has a sun terrace and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$114

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Paramount Inle Resort

Featuring a spa and wellness centre and restaurant, Paramount Inle Resort offers rooms overlooking the river. Located in In-u, the property offers a floating garden and free Wi-Fi throughout. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

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Villa Inle Resort & Spa

Featuring wooden Myanmar-style villas overlooking the lake, Villa Inle Resort & Spa is located in the eastern fringe of Inle Lake near the village of Maing Tauk. It houses a restaurant and a bar and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the resort. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$200 - $265

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Sky Lake Inle Resort

Offering a restaurant, Sky Lake Inle Resort is situated over the water of Inle Lake in Nyaung Shwe. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

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Pristine Lotus Spa Resort Inle

Offering a spa and wellness centre, as well as hot spring bath, Pristine Lotus Spa Resort Inle is located in Nyaung Shwe. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. On-site parking is possible. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort

Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort

Hupin Inle Khaung Daing Village Resort offers accommodation in Nyaung Shwe. The resort has a terrace and views of the mountains, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Paramount Inle Resort

Paramount Inle Resort

Featuring a spa and wellness centre and restaurant, Paramount Inle Resort offers rooms overlooking the river. Located in In-u, the property offers a floating garden and free Wi-Fi throughout. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$70

$70-
Myanmar Treasure Resorts Inle

Myanmar Treasure Resorts Inle

Situated along the north-eastern edge of Inle Lake, Myanmar Treasure Resorts Inle offers peaceful accommodation and views of the lake. Free WiFi is available. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$77

$77-
Ann Heritage Lodge

Ann Heritage Lodge

Offering an outdoor pool, Ann Heritage Lodge is located along the peaceful shore of Inle Lake. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The accommodation is air-conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Units feature a seating area and balcony. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$77

$77-
Golden Island Cottages Thale U Hotel

Golden Island Cottages Thale U Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Golden Island Cottages Thale U Hotel offers accommodation in Ywama, 3.7 km from Inle Lake. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Sky Lake Inle Resort

Sky Lake Inle Resort

Offering a restaurant, Sky Lake Inle Resort is situated over the water of Inle Lake in Nyaung Shwe. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Ananta Inle

Ananta Inle

Set in Nyaung Shwe, 8 km from Red Mountain Estate Vineyards, Ananta Inle features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the mountains, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$90

$90-
Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min

Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min

Offering an outdoor pool and a peaceful lake, Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min is located in Nyaung Shwe. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. It is a 15-minute drive from Inle Lake and 26 km from Heho Airport. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$93

$93-
Sanctum Inle Resort

Sanctum Inle Resort

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Sanctum Inle Resort offers accommodation in Nyaung Shwe, 8 km from Red Mountain Estate Vineyards. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$102

$102-
Inle Lake View Resort & Spa

Inle Lake View Resort & Spa

Set amidst luscious greenery and rolling mountains in Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake View Resort & Spa offers a fine restaurant, soothing massage treatments and an airport shuttle service. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$105

$105-
Inle Resort

Inle Resort

Set in Nyaung Shwe, 5 km from Red Mountain Estate Vineyards, Inle Resort boasts a restaurant and free WiFi. The resort has a sun terrace and spa centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$114

$114-
Pristine Lotus Spa Resort Inle

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort Inle

Offering a spa and wellness centre, as well as hot spring bath, Pristine Lotus Spa Resort Inle is located in Nyaung Shwe. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. On-site parking is possible. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

$120-
The Serenity Inle Resort

The Serenity Inle Resort

Set upon the bank of Inle Lake, The Serenity Inle Resort offers comfortable rooms with a terrace and stunning views During the stay, guests can take advantage of a restaurant, spa and wellness centre, as well as free WiFi. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

$120-
Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Inle

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Inle

Offering villa-style rooms that are over the water or near it, Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Inle is next to Inle Lake and south of Nyaung Shwe. Air-conditioned accommodation features a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a safety deposit. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$135

$135-
Inle Garden Hotel - Inle Lake

Inle Garden Hotel - Inle Lake

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Inle Garden Hotel - Inle Lake offers accommodation in Ywama. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$150

$150-
Villa Inle Resort & Spa

Villa Inle Resort & Spa

Featuring wooden Myanmar-style villas overlooking the lake, Villa Inle Resort & Spa is located in the eastern fringe of Inle Lake near the village of Maing Tauk. It houses a restaurant and a bar and offers free Wi-Fi throughout the resort. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$200 - $265

$200-
Inle Princess Resort

Inle Princess Resort

Featuring free WiFi, Inle Princess Resort offers accommodation near Nyaung Shwe and along Inle Lake. The resort has an outdoor pool and views of the mountain. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$310

$310-

Highlights:

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Combination
Unique Cultures
The roughly 70,000 people living around Inle Lake live in four cities bordering the lake, in numerous small villages along the lake's shores, and on the lake itself. The population consists predominantly of Intha, with a mix of other Shan, Taungyo, Pa-O (Taungthu), Danu, Kayah, Danaw and Bamar ethnicities. Most are devout Buddhists, and live in simple houses of wood and woven bamboo on stilts; they are largely self-sufficient farmers.

Hand-made goods for local use and trading are another source of commerce. Typical products include tools, carvings and other ornamental objects, textiles, and cheroots. The Inle lake area is renowned for its weaving industry. The Shan-bags, used daily by many Burmese as a tote-bag, are produced in large quantities here. Silk-weaving is another very important industry, producing high-quality hand-woven silk fabrics of distinctive design called Inle longyi. A unique fabric from the lotus plant fibers is produced only at Inle lake and is used for weaving special robes for Buddha images called kya thingahn (lotus robe).
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles (116 km2), and one of the highest at an elevation of 2,900 feet (880 m). During the dry season, the average water depth is 7 feet (2.1 m), with the deepest point being 12 feet (3.7 m), but during the rainy season this can increase by 5 feet (1.5 m).
Wildlife and Plants

Waterbird Migration

Peak birding season is Dec-Jan, after the rains. There are literally thousands of waterbirds that use Inle Lake either as a breeding site or on migration. Some are rare species difficult to see anywhere else. Some birds, like the spectacular Pheasant-tailed Jacana, are best seen in their breeding plumage during the rainy season. The Lake is a wildlife sanctuary and the local warden can arrange a knowledgeable guide who knows the English names and can show you where the birds are.
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Natural
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