Inle Lake is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State. It is the second-largest lake in Myanmar with An Estimated surface area of 44.9 square miles (116 km2), and one of the highest at an elevation of 2,900 feet (880 m). During the dry season, the average water depth is 7 feet (2.1 m), with the deepest point being 12 feet (3.7 m), but during the rainy season, this can increase by 5 feet (1.5 m). Most of the time the surface of the lake seems to perpetually resemble a vast silver sheet, one interspersed with stilt-house villages, island-bound Buddhist temples, and floating gardens.
The Floating Resort. It is Not just a Place to Stay, it's a Home with a Touch of Inntha Tribes. The Floating Resort Hotel Floating amid Inlay Lake surrounded by the hazy Blue Mountains at 1328 Meters Above sea Level, the Traditional Cottages with Thatched Roofs and Walls of Bamboo mats Offer the Atmosphere of the Local People’s lifestyle. Enjoy the Stunning Picturesque Beauty of the lake, Mesmerizing Twilight Scenery, and Fresh Air. The Architecture of Inle Princess was Drawn from Traditions and Culture of the Shan and Intha people. Building Started in November 1996 and The Resort Opened in October 1998. Inle Princess Resort is Located Approximately fifty Minutes Drive from Heho airport and Another Twenty-five minutes Boat ride from Nyaung Shwe's jetty. A minimum of two flights per day Operates from Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Tachilake and Kyaing Tong to Heho.
In Addition to Fishing, Locals Grow Vegetables and Fruit in Large Gardens That Float on the surface of the Lake. The Floating Garden Beds are Formed by Extensive Manual Labor. Inle lake is About 14 miles long and 7 Miles Wide at Its Most Expansive. Roughly 25% of the Surface is Covered by Carefully Tended Floating gardens. The Sight of the Long Rafts of Vegetation Bobbing Up and Down in The Wake of the Locals’ Motorised Narrowboats is quite Disconcerting at First. The Farmed Strips are Nominally Protected by an Outer Barrier of Reeds and Water Hyacinths. The seed is Planted in the Fertile Mud and The Young Plants are Supported by Bamboo Canes. Depending on the Season they are Used For Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Gourds, and Pulses. But unsurprisingly Not suitable for Root Vegetables. There’s Plenty of Space To Grow Onions, Garlic and Carrots on dry land Around the shore of the Lake.