Inle(Inlay) Lake is the most famous scenic site in Shan State. It is about 30 km south of Taunggyi, capital of Shan State. The lake is 22.4 km long and 10.2 km wide, shallow and very picturesque. It is studded with floating islands made up of growth and decay of vegetation.
Sheltered between the hazy blue mountains, the lake is approximately 900 meters above sea level. The lake is very popular among foreign tourists. It is famous for its unique leg-rowers, floating villages and colorful markets and festivals. Even when it's time to party, it is interesting to note the Innthas lives in the lake with stills from their homes, farms and floating floating markets. The Innthas have become so adapted to the lake environment that build their houses on the calm water; to construct floating farms in the lake and its long line of villagers, ships in a unique way to reduce the leg Rowing has become famous.
Inlay lake is located 900 meters above sea level in the mountains of Shan. Nyaungshwe is gateway to the famous lake. It is famous for the floating market, the beautiful cover and longyi Shan bags. A pagoda Phaungdaw Oo where five sacred Buddha images reside holly is a place of worship for Buddhists. One characteristic is that the boats were rowed by Inle local people, not with their hands, but with the legs and therefore get the name of the leg-rowers Cover. The pagoda festival is celebrated with pomp and splendor every October.