Strolling Through Nyaung Shwe Down to the Water

The Township of Nyaungshwe sits on Inle Lake, one of the most magical places in Myanmar.

After Al finally dragged me out of their main food market, he insisted we head down to the lake to see if we could book a boat tour for the next day.

On our stroll down the main drag we passed a temple ruin.
Magical Ruins in the Town of Nyaung Shwe on Inle LakeThere wasn’t much traffic in the town, just a few motorcycles, noisy diesel tractors and some horse-drawn carts.
Horse Carriage in the Town of Nyaung Shwe on Inle LakeMany vehicles, including the tractors, were decorated with small bouquets of fresh flowers. This bicycle with side-cart had a rather nice one.
Bicycle Decorated with a Bouquet Flowers on Inle LakeSometimes there was a board walk leading through the village homes.
Wooden Walkway to the Wharf  in the Town of Nyaung Shwe on Inle LakeThe boats where they unloaded fresh produce landed nearest to the town.
Unloading Bags of Green Tomatoes from Boats on Inle LakeThose bags they were unloading were full of fresh green tomatoes.
Bags of Green Tomatoes on a Boat on Inle Lake Our hotel had told us that there were a variety of boat trips down the lake ranging from about $15 a boat up to $35 a boat. When we arrived at the wharf there were a ton of boats that were going down the lake and we were approached by several tour guides.
Boats on Inle Lake in Myanmar More boats…
Boats on Inle Lake in Myanmar And even more boats, all along the water’s edge.
Boats on Inle Lake in Myanmar We ended up choosing the most expensive trip at $35. Mr. Win was pretty convincing that his tour would be the one to remember, especially the market that only happened once a week at a village at the far end of the lake.

Mr Win's Business Card for Boat Trips down Inle Lake

Mr Win’s business card for boat trips down Inle Lake

Tiny map of the lake from the back of our Entry Toll Ticket to the region around Inle Lake.
Inle Lake Map on Back of Entrance Fee TicketMore on our 2013 trip to Myanmar.

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