The second largest natural lake in Myanmar located in the middle of Nyaungshwe valley between the two parallel mountain ranges running north to south in the southern Shan State. There are flights from both Yangon and Mandalay. It can be reached 660 km by road from Yangon and 330 km by road from Mandalay. Inlay Lake is shallow, 22 km long and 10 km wide, 1300 metres above the sea level among the hazy blue mountains.
Inlay’s most unusual feature is its extraordinary ‘leg-rowing fishermen’ who have developed an original, eccentric method of rowing their small boats with one leg. Floating gardens are built-up from strips of water hyacinth and mud, dredged from the lakebed. Villages, farms and monasteries perch over the water on stilts. Visitors may observe cottage industries of weaving, netting and cheroot making etc.