Auf dem See - On the lake

On the lake, Inle Lake 2018

After visiting the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, take the boat across the Inle Lake to the north into the largest city by the lake, to Nyaung Shwe. There ends the 2-day trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake and it is time to say goodbye to the guides.

But before you enjoy the ride over the open lake in the small boat. Water splashes in the face, the wind blows through the hair. The lake opens up in all its size and variety. In addition to the villages on and around the lake, consisting of stilt houses, the Lotus fields and the mountains in the background, the lake offers a unique attraction, the One-leg-rower. The people here master this unique form of rowing and practice it to this day in their daily fishing tours.

The Inle Lake has a north-south extension of about 22 km and an east-west extension of a maximum of 10 km. Covering 12,000 hectares, it is the second largest lake in Myanmar after Indawgyi Lake. The villages on and around the lake are mainly inhabited by Intha, who belong to a Tibetan Burmese ethnic group and originally come from the area of ​​Dawei.


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