Myanmar in 8 Days: Part 3 – Inle Lake
Day 6 Inle Lake, Myanmar
Spread the word- Inle Lake deserves far more visitors than it currently gets. From the sight of the unique leg-rowing style of their local fishermen to preserving its old charm, there is so much to see and experience.
We started our day by exploring the roads around the countryside via bicycle. It was fascinating to get a glimpse of their local culture and the opportunity to experience first-hand the genuine hospitality of its people.
After hours of cycling around, we’ve reached Myanmar Treasure Resort Inle and was greeted with a very picturesque view. The beautiful cabins right on the water with a very scenic sight are themselves a wonder. Relaxing, divine and serene, just the way a tropical paradise should be.
After having a sumptuous meal and wandering around the utterly charming resort, we hired a boat to ferry us and our bikes across the lake going back to our hotel.
Day 7 Inle Lake, Myanmar
At 7:00 the next morning we were down at the boat getting ready for a full day out. We hired a long tail wooden boat for our private trip at $50. A little bit expensive compared to a group tour ($10 per pax) but still it’s not as expensive as any other touristy activities in any other place in the world.
With a perfect sunny weather and calm waters, we spent a fair amount of time watching and taking pictures of Myanmar’s most iconic image: the leg-rowing fishermen. Watching them steer the boat, balance gracefully and fish with a circular cage all in one leg was such a sight to behold. It was so fascinating to witness that they added character to the already magical Inle Lake.
Visiting Inle Lake is not just about being on the water, we’ve managed to see villages on the banks of the river as well as some interesting workshops.
We bid goodbye to Inle Lake, taking again JJ Express Bus to Mandalay.