If you are planning a visit to the eastern Shan State, one of the most important sights is undoubtedly Inle Lake, lying 1000m above sea level and is surrounded by 1700m high mountains, which reflect beautifully on the water’s surface in good weather. Many small villages, monasteries and pagodas are connected to the lake by narrow canals. You can see the equally famous leg-rowing fishermen and floating gardens. The Pa-O markets in the south of the lake are worth a visit.
In the proximity of the lake, there is Kakku with its 2800 pagodas, as well as Indain. Inle Lake is well-known for its floating markets, its houses on stilts, its breath-taking landscape and, of course, its amiable inhabitants.