A sheet of blue glass water at 900m above sea level, with its own native inhabitants, the INTHA people who live on stilted homes built on the lake. Inle Lake is 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide. Dotted around the lake are the stilt-house villages and floating gardens of the Inhta tribe. We can easily encounter at any moment with Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah and Danaw tribal people at the market or on the trip. Boats are the main means of transport around the lake. A beautiful day on the lake we will see stunning floating gardens, floating markets, floating villages, busy fishing canoes, unique leg-rowers, silk-weaving home-industries, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the famous Ngaphe Chaung Monastery also known as Jumping Cat Monastery, where a dozen cats living in the monastery have been trained by the monks to jump through a ring on call.
In the surrounding hills is Kalaw, a pleasant holiday resort since colonial times, where the atmosphere is dominated by the scents form pine forests. The Pindaya Cave located about an hour drive from Kalaw is also famous for its collection of over 8000 Buddha statues made from cement, alabaster, lacquer, teak and bricks representing the Buddha in as many dimensions. One can learn traditional umbrella and paper workshop in Pindaya home. Trekking and camping tours are available at Maenal Mountain and from there possible extend the visit to Pa O village. For the train lovers, Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung is a beautiful ride. A colorful carpet is famous in this Shan Land and it’s indeed breathtakingly beautiful and inviting international travelers to experience the friendliness and simplicity of the tribal people.
Price per person in USD:
1 Pax: 410
2 Pax: 240
3-4 Pax: 205
5-7 Pax: 180
8-15 Pax: 155
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