Location

Surround Yourself with the Beauty of Nature at Inle Lake

A paradise of golden sunsets and perfect moments, Inle Lake offers rich culture, one-of-a-kind views of Intha (villagers) enjoying their morning leg-rowing sessions and tranquility away from the city crowd.

Location

The Resort

Skylake Inle Resort is located right in the heart of Inle lake, surrounded by a magnificent backdrop of mountain ranges and the lake. From the landing place in Nyaung Shwe, guest can take a car ride of 10 minutes to the jetty, followed by a boat ride of 20 minutes while enjoying the pleasant scenery to get to the resort.

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Inle Lake

Inle Lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and is situated 900m above sea level in Nyaung Shwe Township of Shan State. It is surrounded by blue and hazy mountain ranges and it is often referred to as the “Venice of the East”. About 22km in length and 10km in the widest area, there are about 100,000 people inhibiting at Inle Lake and its shores.

Various ethnics groups (Intha, Pa-O, Shan, etc) cohabit at Inle Lake and their daily life and traditional floating markets are the main attractions of the place. Leg rowing is widely practiced among all the Intha people and it has now become a symbol of the lake. Inle is most commonly known for its buildings built on stilt in water, floating islands, leg-rowers and the weaving industry.

 

Nearby Attraction

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  • Floating Market

    A local market held on water, villagers bring many interesting hand-made goods, food, textiles and sell from their small boats.  The market rotates around five different areas of the lake, so it is held only once every five days in an area

  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda

    The Pagoda is one of the most important religious sites for the Inthas.  Located in a village called, the Pagoda houses five Buddha images that are so heavily covered by gold leaves.

  • Indein Village

    A village located on the western bank of Inle Lake, Indein is well-known for hundreds of ancient stupas and the Indein creek, with its many twists and turns, running through paddy fields

  • Nga Phae Kyaung

    Nga Hpe Kyaung is a monastery, most famous for its cats that were trained by the monts to jump through small hoops.  Moreover, the monastery houses antique and amazingly delicate wooden works in the area.

  • Kalaw

    A hilly town on the Shan Yoe Ma ranges, Kalaw is a favourite of many tourists who like to go trekking to and from Inle Lake.  The amazing little town is home to breathtaking natural views and the weather is pleasantly chilly most of the time.

  • The Pindaya Caves

    The Pindaya Caves is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction located on a limestone ridge. It is known for its interior which contains over 8,000 images of Buddha. Some of the older statues and images in the cave have inscriptions dating to the late 18th century, and the earliest one dates from 1773.

  • Sankar Village

    Located about 3-hours boat drive from Nyaungshwe, Sankar Village is under the administration of PNO (Pa-O National Organisation) and thus visitors are required to take compulsory tour escorts endorsed by PNO. The boat journey to Sagar is simply enjoyable for those who love nature.

  • Hot-Air Balloon Festival

    Hot-Air Balloon Festival is held every November in Taunggyi, where one can watch scores of giant hot-air balloons floating off into the sky. Some balloons are filled with fireworks and once they reach a certain height, there will be a spectacular explosion of coloured fireworks.  All balloons are handmade out of traditional Shan paper and clothes.

  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

    Annually, from September to October, an 18-day Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is held, during which four of the Buddha images are placed on a replica of a royal barge designed as a hintha bird and taken throughout Inlay Lake by several boats of leg-rowers rowing in unison, and other accompanying boats.

Other attractions include:

  •     Silk Weaving Houses
  •     Silversmith Workshops
  •     Traditional Papermaking Workshops
  •     Ywama Village
  •     Nyaung Shwe