Around 100,000 Intha live in the town and scaterred on the shore of lake,which is approximately 21 km 13 miles long and
11km 7miles wide.
The lake is at 1328 metres above sea level.
ASEAN Heritage Park(2013)
Important Bird and Biodiversity Area(2014) IBA
Biosphere Reserve(2015) MAB (UNESCO)
Wetland of International Importance- Ramsar Site No.2356(2018)
You can see unique leg rower and their floating garden.
Phaungdaw Oo pagoda
Devotees have covered the five images countless thousands of times with gold leaf,transforming them to round,golden lump.the festival at the pagoda is most important and joyous event of shan state.
Phaungdaw Oo pagoda Festival
Indein pagoda complex
one of the western bank of the lake a cluster of over 500 shrines reached by a boat a long a pleasent stream.Some ruined 17th century pagodas include beautifully carved mythical and celestial beings of stone.
Intha house in inlay lake
local market at near pagoda
19th century monastery
oval shape windows
Lotus Fiber Weaving
The making of lotus thread is done entirely by hand and requires great patience.
The stem is lightly scored with a sharp knife three inches
(7 centimeters) down from one end.
As the tip is twisted off, filament is extracted and gently rolled on a wooden slab about two feet long.
The process is repeated again. Several strands of fiber are rolled together.
The strands of lotus are joined manually together and then spun multiple times to increase the strength and to achieve the desired thickness of the yarn. Water is used throughout the process to keep the fiber moist.
The bundles of thread are rinsed in clean water to remove any sediment and then dried in the open air. During the drying process, the thread deepens in hue.
The weaving of lotus scarves and stoles takes place on large wooden handlooms that have been passed down from one generation to the next. The weaving studios, which are built on stilts on the lake, are illuminated by natural light that filters in through open windows.
The air is perfumed with the delicate fragrance of lotus flowers.
The only sound is the clacking of the wooden looms.
Weaver's Boutique Homestay at Inle Lake