Please Wait

Inle Lake

First-time tourists typically overlook this gem of nature in their anticipation of the beautiful pagodas of Bagan, but Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe offers an experience that completes the whole Myanmar escapade - that is, bonding with the best of Mother Earth.

Stretching 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide, the undeniably serene lake is a treasure trove of culture, fauna, and history. The locals are devout Buddhists – the main reason a why a number of stupas that glitter like golden spires and pagodas can be found at the lake’s edge, perfectly complementing the azure clarity of the lake. The lake’s islands are composed of 17 villages, all of which are on stilts. Depending on the season, either the hyacinths or marsh paddies invade the lake. Surprisingly, amidst the circumstances, Nyaungshwe has great hotels that incorporate the environment into their design. Market days in the region is also lively. Inle lake truly brings the best of Myanmar’s natural treasures and cultural highlights.

 

Location

Inle Lake is located in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar.

 

Opening Days and Hours

The lake can be accessed anytime.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

Inle Boat Tours can be availed at rates ranging from USD 37 to USD 75.

 

How to Get There

  • Fly to Heho Airport via Myanmar National Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a taxi to Nyaungshwe.
  • Board a cycle to Inle Lake.

 

Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups

 

Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 6 to 12 hours.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit is from November to December when the weather is cool and the lake isn’t too shallow.

 

Food

Inle Lake tours do not include food in the tour packages. So it’s best to bring food and water, and just buy items on stops.

 

Stay

Immana Grand Hotel, Spring Lodge Inle, Thiri Nanda Villa, The Hotel Emperor are just some of the accommodation options near Inle Lake. Rates play around USD 28 to USD 80.

More Articles

You may also be interested in

Safety

Myanmar - Safety Tips

Myanmar opened its doors to tourism later than other Southeast...

Travel Tips

Myanmar - Getting Around

Traveling around Myanmar is an adventure in itself - the...

Travel & Stay

Myanmar - Getting There

When Myanmar’s doors opened to tourism, it welcomed curious guests...

RATING

History and culture    50

Natural Beauty    60

Nightlife    0

Adventure    30

Family Fun    30

Cost -USD   0

History and culture

50

Natural Beauty

60

Nightlife

0

Adventure

30

Family Fun

30

Cost -USD

0
Nyaung Shwe
17°
broken clouds
humidity: 89%
wind: 1m/s S
H 17 • L 17
27°
Mon
28°
Tue
26°
Wed
22°
Thu

DID YOU KNOW?

You can get more accurate info tailored to your needs.