Located in the southern Shan State and 750km north of Yangon.
How to get there
From Yangon or Mandalay, you take a regular flight to Heho. You can also travel by car uphill and along the winding road over the Shan Plateau savoring the sights all round. Or you can take the train via Thazi Junction to Heho and Shwenyaung, the nearest station to the Lake.
Where to stay and where to dine
Golden Island Cottage, Inle Princess, Lake View Resort, Paramount Inle Resort, Paradise Inle Resort and Inle Resort with modern facilities at reasonable prices. At Nyaung-Shwe, which is the gateway to Inle lake, modern-style hotels like Hu Pin Hotel, Golden Express Hotel.
Why so special
The Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar, 22km long and 10km across, the population in and around the lake number some 150,000 many of whom live on floating islands of vegetation. Natural and unpolluted, Inle Lake` is the main tourist attraction in Myanmar for its scenic beauty and the unique way the native lake dweller row their boats (for which the lake is also known as "the lake of the leg-rowers").