Boats on Inle Lake, Myanmar 24 May 2017

Posted on 24 May 2017
Boats on Inle Lake, Myanmar
Boats on Inle Lake, Myanmar

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Boats arrive at Nampan market on Inle Lake, a picturesque body of water in the Shan State of Myanmar. It is a popular place for visitors to take leisurely boat trips, with ruins of stupas, hot springs and the stilted villages of the local Intha people to see. 

The Intha are responsible for Inle's defining image – that of the local 'leg-rowing' fishermen, who propel themselves across the lake's surface by wrapping one leg around oars that are fixed to the stern of flat-bottomed canoes. Explore the historical sites and traditional villages of Inle Lake on Insight Guides' Myanmar's Ancient Treasures. 

This article was originally published on 20th September, 2015

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