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Inle Lake
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A wonderful watery world

Myanmar’s second largest lake lies in a tranquil area of outstanding natural beauty and is one of the undoubted highlights of any trip to Myanmar. This unique wetland environment features idyllic stilt villages sitting on floating islands on the lake, colourful floating markets, flourishing floating gardens and fishermen who famously propel their boats with a distinctive leg-rowing technique.

Why visit Inle Lake?

  • Serenely picturesque
  • Floating villages
  • Colourful floating markets
  • Leg-rowing fishermen
  • Glimpse of rural life

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The facts:

Getting there: Heho is the nearest airport to Inle Lake and flights take around 1 hour 10 minutes from Yangon or just 35 minutes from Mandalay. The drive from Heho to Inle Lake takes approximately 45 minutes followed by a long-tailed speedboat ride to your hotel if you are staying on the lake itself.

Best time to travel: Because of the altitude expect a cool climate with some chilly early mornings and evenings, particularly during January and February. The wettest period falls between May and September, however even during the dry season some rain can be expected. October to February is considered the peak time to visit with temperatures abating after monsoon.

Inle Lake climate:

Inle Lake Climate Chart