Inle Lake Overview
Inle Lake is Myanmar's second largest lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of middle Myanmar's Shan Plateau. This highland freshwater lake, with 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide is densely inhabited by many different tribes, whose daily lives are based entirely on the water. As there is no roads or sidewalks, the locals get around in one-person-wide wooden boats. The lake itself is attractive; what makes it more extraordinary are its communities, ecology, and traditions. It is quite different from any other tourist spot in Myanmar.