Exploring Inle Lake Myanmar

Irene and Alex shaland and travel guide in the boat on Inle Lake

Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s (formally Burma) popular tourist destinations. So, obviously, Irene and I could not miss it. And the lake did not disappoint our expectations. This vast serene body of water is framed by numerous marshes, floating gardens, and beautiful Buddhist temples. Only here you will see fishermen rowing their flat-bottom boats with one leg, and meet multiple minority communities living on the shores of this majestic lake and in villages with houses built on stilts.

Published by Alex Shaland

I am a travel and wildlife writer, photographer and author of a safari adventure book "Suburbanites on Safari." A contributor for several Penton Publishing periodicals and other publications, I also collaborated as an editor and photographer with my wife, Irene Shaland, in producing several books and articles published in numerous magazines in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and East Africa.

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