Pêcheurs Inthas (enfants du lac) :: Lake Inle

Virtual tour Burma Myanmar

Lake Inle :: A very shallow lake , only 2 to 3 meters deep, surrounded by high plateaus and overlooked by the misty Shan mountains. The lake is home to the Intha people, among others, who have adapted to their watery environment by building whole villages rising in stilts from the shallow waters. lake dwellers have become famed for their unique leg rowing technique, and grow an array of flowers and vegetables in picturesque floating gardens and fields, tended by workers in canoes. lake Inle is 22 kilometers long, about 11 kilometers wide and lies a comfortable 875 meters above sea level.


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