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Inle Lake in Myanmar: pictures from villages and houses on stilts in Inle Lake.

Village on stilts on Inle Lake in Myanmar
Village on stilts on Inle Lake in Myanmar.

In eastern Myanmar, Inle Lake has a length of 22 km and a maximum width of 10 km. It is the second largest lake in Myanmar, after Indawgyi Lake. Several villages are established on the shores of Inle Lake as well as on the lake itself. The houses on the lake are built on stilts. People live mainly from fishing and farming. They farm especially floating gardens. 

Village and bridge of Inle Lake in Myanmar
Village and bridge of Inle Lake in Myanmar.

Houses on stilts in Inle Lake in Myanmar
Houses on stilts in Inle Lake in Myanmar.

Inle Lake depth varies from 2 to 4 m depending on the season. 


 

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Myanmar > Pictures and travelogues > Markets around Inle Lake

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