The Champagne Backpacker: Michael's Round the World Trip 2005-2007-- The Adventure of a Lifetime travel blog

Footbridge In Nyaungshwe, A Town North Of Inle Lake

Working The Rice Fields Of Nyaungshwe

Rice Fields

Young Monk Carries Food Home

Yadana Man Aung Paya, Nyaungshwe

Boats Line Nan Chaung Canal, The Main Canal To Inle Lake

Traditional Inle Lake Boat

Mother and Son

Heading To Inle Lake

Fishermen Of Inle Lake

I Hired A Boat With Dominic (France) For The Day For 10,000...

Fishing On Inle Lake

Making Paper

Baby Plays With Dominic's Beard

Village On Inle Lake

Young Myanmar Boy

Colored Cotton

Young Girl Making Cigars

Inle Lake Waterway

Monks Have Taught Cats To Jump Through Hoops At Nga Hpe Chaung...

Saleswomen In The Store Where I Bought A Longyi, The Traditional Men's...

John (UK) And Maria (Sweden) At Teakwood Guesthouse, Nyaungshwe


After spending three days in Yangon, I flew to Inle Lake, in part to escape the unbearable heat of Yangon (35-40 degrees C). Most travellers make a stop at Inle lake for some relaxation and to visit the villages that surround or are built over the lake. The main accommodation area is the village of Nyaungshwe, north of the lake along the Nan Chaung canal. I hired a boat with a Frenchman, Dominic, and we explored the many villages within the lake. The villagers manufacture a variety of products including paper, cloth, jewelry, cigars, and parasols.



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