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Inle & Its environs
The Inle Lake is the second largest natural lake in Myanmar. The most famous and significant point of the Shan State is the Inle Lake. It is located 30 Km to the south of Taunggyi. Inle is a shallow lake - 22 km long and 10 km across, 900 meters above sea level among the hazy blue mountains and, has a population of some 150,000. They live on floating islands of vegetation. Inle Lake, natural and unpolluted, is famous for its scenic beauty, Paung-Daw-Oo pagoda, floating Garden, floating colorful market, silk weaving Industries and the unique leg rowing of the Inthas, the native lake dwellers. The Inthas row their boats standing upright and with their legs. The floating gardens, where vegetables and planted, are unique to this area.
Nga Phe Kyaung (Jumping cats Monastery)
Before building Mandalay Palace, this wooden monastery was built on stilts over the lake. It is known as the Jumping cat monastery. The monks there have trained the cats to jump. The travelers can visit to see the modest collection of Buddha Images in Shan, Tibetan, Bagan and Inwa Styles.
Where vegetables and flowers are planted, are unique to this area. This kind of plantation is unusual one. The travelers can see synthetic plots of land. There exists thousands of floating garden plots that provides vegetables to the region.
On the western bank of the lake there is an ancient small village called Indein. The Indein pagoda complex and Inle Lake connected with Indein creek. The creek is narrow with twist and turn. A Buddha image has enshrined at a whitewashed Stupa, which is on the summit of a hill. Below the Stupa around the hill are cluster of hundreds of ancient Stupa most are ruins overgrown with bushes. The pagoda hill is quiet and calm. Since the both sides are paddy fields, you can see the farmers ploughing and harrowing by water buffaloes. At the lunch time while groups of farmers having lunch the water buffaloes enjoy themselves dipping in the creek. The travelers can see and study the pagodas, farming sites, buffalos boys, and village girls wash and swim in the creek.
Around the Inle Lake
Taunggyi, the capital of Shan state, is over 1430 meters above sea level. It is a hilly station, cool and pleasant all the year round.Taunggyi is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. It takes about an hour from Taunggyi to Inle. In November, to coincide with the full-moon festival, the city hosts a fire balloon festival.
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