I know the post is delayed, been caught up in other things to press the post button…
Early day today… wanted to head off to the lake before the sun came up and made everything unbearable.. even on the lake…. a day hire of a traditional boat costs around USD 15-18 depending on the ‘package’ you choose but generally includes the hotspots.. which would be
- The moving market which changes location every day (5 days a week)
- The floating gardens
- Silverwork, weaving, and handicraft villages
- The Kayan people or the ‘Long-neck’ ladies of Myanmar
- Jumping cat monastery
- and general riding around the lake watching the fisherfolk do their thing
Although some locations such as the workshops feel like obvious tourist traps, it seems like its locally and community owned, so if you want to help out the community it might be good to spend a little money there as a little will go a long way.
lunch on the river is a must, its an experience to dock to a restaurant hut on the lake and have a great lunch with a good view and then head off on the boat again.
tomorrow, its back to yangon, and heading off early morning back to KL and onwards to Male’.
Related : Myanmar getaway – day 5. Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe)