Introducing Inle Lake & Shan State
Shan State is vast, untamed and – with rebel groups, warlords and drug dealers living in its mysterious mountains – largely unexplored. Inle Lake is the main attraction, a beautiful body of water hemmed in by mountains and populated by floating communities. Trekking is a popular activity and Kalaw is an affordable base for adventure. This is one of the few parts of Myanmar where homestays are possible and the Shan are some of the friendliest folk in the country. However, ask around locally for the latest situation before making plans to venture into rural areas.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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