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Pass By: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe Myanmar
Inle Lake is one of the most magical places in Myanmar, with hundreds of years of history behind it. At 9am you will be met at your hotel on the lake by our guide in a local boat to begin your day of adventure. Amongst the sights you will visit are the 5-day floating market: so-called as it migrates from one rustic lakeside village to another on a five-day rota system, which market takes place which day is more than a little complicated, since market days don’t correspond to days of the week or even particular dates, but your trusty guide will check this for you.
Stop At: Phaung Daw Oo Paya Pagoda, Ywama Village, Taunggyi, Myanmar (Burma)
We will explore Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda which is a notable Buddhist Pagoda on the lake as it houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, Taunggyi Myanmar
Nga Hpe Kyaung monastery or ‘Jumping Cat Monastery which is situated on the West side of the lake it was named due to its jumping cats, trained to leap through hoops during the slow hours between scripture recitals, although few of these remain, it is famous for its collection of ancient buddha images.
For lunch, you will stop at one of the best local restaurants to enjoy some of the days local catches from the lake, before continuing your exploration in the afternoon.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe Myanmar
Next, you will also have the opportunity to visit local workshops such as silversmiths, silk weavers, and cigar makers, boat making and see how product takes place on the lake. Most impressively you will witness the local way of life of the Inthar people, who live here. You can watch local fisherman, rowing one legged, visit the floating gardens, and pass by villages made entirely on the lake. You will be dropped off at your hotel as the sun begins to set at around 5pm.
Duration: 3 hours