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Temperate and picturesque, Inle Lake is one of the nation's top attractions. Picture a vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide – fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and Intha fisher folk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing. Surrounding the lake are hills that are populated by myriad minorities: Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah and Danaw, who descend from their villages with their ox-carts, while traditional handicraft workshops and gilded pagodas make for stopping-off points on a journey around this magical watery world. Inle Lake is a pleasant, relaxing addition to any trip; popular activities include bicycling, hiking, boating, and a visit to a series of floating markets and villages.
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Best Time to Visit Inle Lake
Best time to visit Inle Lake is the dry season from November to February as the temperature is slightly cooler, with little rain. The dry season is the coolest time of year with average temperatures of around 22 - 33°C, and very little rain, especially in January and February. This weather is good for outdoor activities. While the day temperature is relatively warm, it can get quite chilly in the evenings and mornings.
In the hot season from March to May, it seldom rains, and the average temperature is about 24 - 35°C, with strong sunlight and some rain. Be sure to prepare sunscreen for protection against the sunlight.
In the rainy season between May and October, it rains frequently and heavily, along with some strong winds. The temperature is cooler, with an average temperature between 23 and 33°C. The rain also brings humidity.
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Festivals, Events and Seasonal Reasons to Visit
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival - Inle Lake (September to October): An 18 day festival where four Buddha images are transported by an elaborately decorated boat around the lake, stopping at villages en route before arriving at the main town of Nyaung Shwe.
Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone/ Tazaungdaing Festival (November): A national holiday, this festival marks the end of the rainy season and the Kathina season, when monks are given new robes, and features robe-weaving competitions, alms giving and releasing candle-lit balloons.
Taunggyi Balloon Festival - from Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake/Pyin Oo Lwin Balloon Festival (November): Colourful hot air balloons - often in the shape of animals - are released into the air over this two-day festival.
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel to Inle Lake, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Inle Lake on a bespoke touring itinerary to Myanmar (Burma), do not hesitate to contact us.