Inle lake(ASEAN Heritage, Biosphere Reserve UNESCO) Inle – is a freshwaterlake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma). It is the second largest lake in Myanmar and lies in a north-south valley surrounded on both sides by mountain ranges 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). Inle lake is 22 km long and 11 km wide. The wetland sanctuary has been established to protect migratory birds and their habitats. It is famous for traditional leg rowing of Intha people and floating agriculture. The key resources of the site is a large population of many migratory and resident birds, besides native aquatic plants and freshwater fishes. Inle lake is also one of Myanmar ecotourism sites and ASEAN heritage Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. It was designated a world Network and Biosphere Reserve as well. Key bird species of Inle lake are Gadwall, Eurasian Widgeon, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Eurasian Teal, Common Pochard, Weatern Marsh Harrier, Eastern Mash Harrier, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Grey-headed Swamphen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Bronze-winged Jacana,Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Collared Myna, and Chinese Grassbird.
This tour through 6 top birding sites in Myanmar with unique cultural heritage. Birding at secondary forest, broad leaves forest, deciduous forest, wetland, alpine forest, oak forest, bamboo forest, rhododendron forest, pine forest, evergreen forest, meadow and tall grass land for over 200 bird species with amazing landscape.