South of Inle Lake, you will discover the surprising stupas of Indein. Climb the main staircase that leads to the elevated pagoda. Nestled in a thick bamboo forest, Indein pagoda is surrounded by golden, white and ochre stupa ruins covered by shrubbery and tree roots. Nature took over in this mystical site.
Highlights • A cruise along the narrow canals of Inle Lake to the village of Indein • Peaceful and spiritual atmosphere • Private boat and knowledgeable guide • Walk across the thick bamboo forest long the canalYour guide will arrive to your hotel on the Inle lake or Nyaung Shwe jetty if you are staying in Nyaung Shwe around 9.00 am to sightseeing around Inle lake.After breakfast you’ll pay a visit to the lake’s morning market (the market is open every day apart from dark moon and full moon calendar days). The market’s location rotates between the lake’s villages in a 5 day schedule and is also visited daily by the lake’s inhabitants as well as the surrounding natives who also come to sell and trade their wares.A 1-hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, positioned on the western shores of Inle Lake. Take a leisurely stroll around the village before ascending to the top of a hill. Once you’ve arrived at the summit, you will be greeted buy an iconic Buddha image which sits enshrined among hundreds of stupa ruins and overgrown shrubbery. The Indein Pagoda complex is undoubtedly one of the most amazing sites around the shore of the lake and it consists of hundreds of small stupas which are overrun by moss and greenery.On your boat ride back, should time allow, you'll stop at the Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake's indigenous people and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake (snack break not included).As an exciting day comes to close transfer back to your hotel or Nyaung Shwe jetty by ending the tour for some well-deserved relaxation.