Discover the Intha people life style and meet the incredible leg rowers of Myanmar using unique technique to capture fish on Inle Lake with our private guide. This leg-rowing practice is believed to date back to the 12th century and has been passed down from one generation to the next. You will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda situated on the lake and see local traditional workshops in operation. Enjoy amazing sunset views overlooking Inle Lake before returning to your hotel.
Your guide will collect you from your hotel after your breakfast around 8am and take a boat trip to Inle Lake (second largest lake in Myanmar). The Intha’s lives are centered on the lake — they live in stilted houses, grow produce such as tomatoes, melons, and papayas in a unique floating gardens, and eat fish as a staple.You will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. Discover the traditional handicrafts silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Then, continue our boat ride to Nga Phe Chaung monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. The Buddha statues are more than 200 years old. On the lake, you can see traditional fishing methods by using the leg rowing technique. We proceed to the floating garden - Kyun-Hmyaw, which was built-up from strips of water hyacinth and mud, dredged from the lake bed, which breaks down into a rich humus; it take 50 years to produce a layer of 1m thick. Relax and enjoy spectacular sunset views over Inle Lake before returning to your hotel.