During this Inle lake Myanmar boat tour, we still have visited a lot more than mentioned in the previous post.
After having lunch in a floating restaurant we went to visit Indein Village. I love this place!! We were crossing a really small river channel to get to this village. There were some climbs on the way and some very tight passages to cross. It was truly fun. We were on that boat in the middle of nature and the surrounding silence, just the boat noise isn’t pleasant…
At Indein Village, we left the boat to explore the way we wanted. There is a lot to see, but we had no idea, so the 2h spent there weren’t enough, mainly because we sat next to the watercourse just watching the daily routine of Burmese people there. We were watching the kids playing in the water, the lady washing clothes… It was super cool. Any other tourists were at the spot we were. You also get the chance to see a bamboo forest.
There are some really nice pagodas in this village. They are really old and are falling apart. Some had trees growing on the top and sides. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any picture. There was a man at the entrance asking for a fee to take pictures in the area and I didn’t pay for it, that’s why I didn’t take photos. That was a stupid decision because I truly believe it was a scam. I think it’s a scam cause I saw other tourists going to the same place by another entrance so by skipping this guy they weren’t asked for any photography fee.
This place looks so, so good. I’m not having enough of Pagodas.
We also had the chance to rent a motorbike to explore the village but we didn’t. Maybe that’s the best option as you might take a while to see everything.
After this, we went to see the Long neck women or Kayan people. It’s a pity they are at that spot as a show for tourists. They were like “performing” for us to see what they do, it wasn’t genuine, still, I had a curiosity to see this ladies and the rings they wear in their necks. Did you knew that they can use up to 9kg of rings in their necks???? I can’t imagine the pain of it… Still, they look super friendly and happy!
Our last stop was at the most famous monastery in the area: Nga Phe Chaung. This monastery was known for the shows with cats or something like this, I don’t remember very well, but it’s a fact that there are a lot of cats there. On the way to the Hostel, we watch the beautiful sunset on the boat at Inle Lake Myanmar.
And this is a perfect scenario for a pleasant day at Inle Lake Myanmar. It’s a must visit in Burma.