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Inle Lake is situated 1328 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by beautiful mountain. Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar. The lake itself is 22km long and 11km wide. 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).It is also known as for its unique leg rowers floating market, villages, floating gardens, traditional handicrafts and silk weaving. It is also an ecotourism site for its wetland birds, migratory birds and freshwater fishes, otter and turtle.
PLACE OF INTEREST ON INLE LAKE :
The largest village on the lake with beautiful houses built on large wooden poles driven into the Lake Bed. You can see the famed floating market according to the local five day market scheme. On market day it is a traffic jam of tourist boats and souvenir hawkers with a few local buyers.
Phung Daw Oo Pagoda
The holiest religious site for Buddhists in the southern area of the Shan State. Five images are enshrined in the centre of the building, one that attracts the Buddhists and the non-Buddhists alike. As a result of over gilding with Gold leaf offerings, the images have turned into solid ball of gold. Once a year, in end Sept-early Oct., there is a pagoda festival during which the five Buddha images are rowed around the Lake in a colourful barge. It is held on a grand scale for 18 days.
Mai Thauk Market
Usually the Mai Thauk Market is open after every 5 days. A large and bustling market where one can find a real local atmosphere with a variety of produce from the lake. Other places of interest near the market in the lake are Paya Pauk Pagoda, Zakah Village and Nga Phe Chaung monastery. Accessible by ferry boats in Inle.
NGAPHE CHAUNG MONASTERY (JUMPING CAT MONASTERY)
A wooden monastery on stilts over the lake, built four years before Mandalay Palace. The monks trained their cats to leap through small hoops. It is worth to visit for modest collection of Buddha images in Shan, Tibetan, Bagan and Inwa styles.
Indein is one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on
the western bank of the lake. A Buddha image has enshrined
at a whitewashed stupa, which is on the summit of a hill.
Below the stupa around the hill are cluster of hundreds of
ancient stupas most are ruins overgrown with bushes. The
pagoda hill is quiet and calm. One could feel the pleasant
cool breeze with the sweet rings of the bells hanging at the
umbrella of the stupa. Mesmerizing view from pagoda hill
release the fatigue and refresh everybody who ascend to the
peak. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvellous
Indein creek, which connected with Inle Lake just after the
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. The creek is narrow with many twist
and turns. Since the both sides are paddy fields you can see
the farmers ploughing and harrowing by water buffaloes. At
the lunch time while groups of farmers having lunch the
water buffaloes enjoy themselves dipping in the creek. At
many places in the creek the farmers dam up the water by
bamboo barriers to irrigate the paddy fields. Indein water
is not only useful for irrigation also for bathing and
washing cloths. It is compulsory to see Novice monks,
buffalo boys and village girls wash and swim in the creek.
Situated about 45 km north of Kalaw and in the Shan State. It is famous for its extensive limestone caves, set deep in the hillsides, where you'll see about thousands of Buddha images and stalagmites. And at the entrance of the hillside caves you'll see Shwe Oo Min (Golden Cave) Pagoda of 15 metre height.
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