Lake Inle, which lies in the eastern mountains in the Shan state, measures about 40km from N to S, but is only 5km wide. There are over 200 villages in or around it, supporting a population of 150000. Nyaung Shwe is the main town and primary tourist entry point.
The lake is very peaceful and lies in a beautiful setting with incredible colours. It is surrounded by several villages, a maze of canals and gardens in which the Intha, the local people, grow vegetables. The traditional Inle lake house is built on stilts.

01 Nyaung Shwe 02 Nyaung Shwe 03 Canal 04 Inle lake 05 Inle lake
06 Inle lake 07 House in Inle lake 08 Inle lake village 09 Inle lake village 10 Inle lake village
11 Inle lake village 12 Inle lake village 13 School 14 Inle lake village 15 Inle lake
16 Inle lake village 17 Inle lake 18 Inle lake village 19 Inle lake houses 20 Inle lake houses
21 Weaving centre 22 Cotton fibres 23 Inle lake 24 Inle lake 25 Inle lake
26 Inle lake 27 Inle lake 28 Inle lake 29 Inle lake 30 Inle lake
31 Inle lake canal 32 Inle lake canal 33 House in Inle lake 34 House in Inle lake 35 Reed
36 Sunset on Inle lake 37 Sunset on Inle lake
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