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Inle Lake Wetland  Sanctuary

Inle lake wetland Sanctuary is best known for water birds and migratory birds and for the floating agriculture farms of the lake. Located at Nyaung Shwe, Pin Long, and Phe Khone township, southern Shan State, Myanmar. It is 248 sq miles wide and establishes in 1985. It can be reached from Yangon by flight to Heho, then drive to Nyaung Shwe ( about 1 hrs drive ); or by public bus from Yangon ( 16 hrs ); or by train from Yangon via Thazi, change the train at Thazi and then to Shwe Nyaung station ( 18 hrs on train ), then drive to Nyaung Shwe ( 30 min drive ).

A natural lake in a broad Nyaung Shwe valley between 2 limestone ridges rising to 1,200 m. The maximum measured depth of 4 m. It’s believed to have been formed during the Tertiary period some 350 to 400 million years ago. Majors inflows are from Nanlit chaung from the north, Than Daung and Bilu chaung from the west, and Ye Pe chaung from the northwest. The major outflow is the Bilu chaung at the southern end of the lake.

       Tour Activities of Inle Lake Wetland Sanctuary

  • Wetland ecology system such as conservation, education, research works.
  • Birdwatching trips for water birds and migratory birds in the wetland.
  • Boat trips around the wetland seeing floating agriculture farms and life of the peoples who live at the lake.
  • Visit hill tribe villages around the wetland.
  • Visit the famous local cultural site of Phaung Daw Oo pagoda.
  • Trekking trips around the hillsides of the wetland.

                                                                            Tour Itinerary

Inle Wetland Sanctuary
Birding in Inle Lake

Day 1: Fly to Heho from Yangon or Mandalay. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe where the Inlay lake is located. ( or )
Depart from Yangon in the evening by public bus. ( 16 hrs drive from Yangon to Nyaung Shwe ). ( or )
Depart from Yangon to Tha Zi in the morning, change the train at Tha Zi station and proceeded to Shwe Nyaung by train. ( 18 hrs on the train ), then drive to Nyaung Shwe about 30 minutes.

Day 2 – Day 5: Activities at Inle wetland wildlife sanctuary, such as conservation, education, research works. Also can enjoy the birds watching for water birds and migratory birds.

Day 6: Fly back to Yangon. Or, drive back to Yangon, or back to Yangon by train.

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