I know it’s been a while since I last wrote about my time in Myanmar but I was looking through my photos and one really stuck out to me:

inle lake fisherman

I took this photo on Inle Lake of a fisherman that we came across during our boat tour.  I only took this photo with my phone, but the more I am writing for my blog the more I would love to use a more high tech camera. I’ve got my eye on the (Professional) Mirrorless Cameras from Panasonic. Yes, they are fairly pricey but imagine the quality of the images you can get!

The burmese fisherman use this unusual technique so that their hands are free to fish with the nets while their feet are in control of the oar.

The fishermen weren’t the only amazing sight we saw on our boat trip around the lake. Our local driver took us past floating gardens, houses on stilts and villages on the lake.

boats inle lake

We stopped off at local workshops where we could see families at work on their craft – from cheroot factories to silk weaving.

cheroot inle lake
silk weaving inle lake

My favourite place was a little village we visited on the lake. We got out the boat and walked along the edge of the water. It was a great way to observe local life and there were groups of little kids playing.

inle lake boat tour

There were some ruined temples that we could explore too!

Halfway through the day we stopped for lunch at a restaurant on stilts in the water! We didn’t have much of a say in where to go for lunch, our driver dropped us off there and waited with the boat until we were finished

lunch on inle lake

While we were visiting Inle Lake we stayed in a family run hotel called Motel Album. We had our own mini apartment in their garden and we went into the main building every morning for breakfast. The family were so friendly and helped us book our lake tour. They also have bikes that you can hire which was really useful for getting around at night.

inle lake hotel

Inle Lake is an amazing place to visit and a must do on any trip to Myanmar! If you would like to find out more about my holiday to Myanmar you can read about what I got up to in Yangon and Bagan too.

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