Myanmar (621) Lake Inle

Inle56 photos

Description

Coordinates: 20° 31′ 40″ N, 96° 55′ 22″ E

Inle Lake, is a freshwater lake 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 with an estimated surface area of 116 km2, and one of the highest at an elevation of 880 m. During the dry season, the average water depth is 2.1 m, with the deepest point being 3.7 m, but during the rainy season this can increase 1.5 m. The watershed area for the lake lies to a large extent to the north and west of the lake. The lake drains through the Nam Pilu or Balu Chaung on its southern end. There is also a hot spring on its northwestern shore.

Transportation on the lake is traditionally by small boats, or by somewhat larger boats fitted with single cylinder inboard diesel engines. Local fishermen are known for practicing a distinctive rowing style which involves standing at the stern on one leg and wrapping the other leg around the oar. This unique style evolved out of necessity as the lake is covered by reeds and floating plants, making it difficult to see above them while sitting. Standing provides the rower with a view beyond the reeds. However, the leg rowing style is only practiced by the men. Women row in the customary style, using the oar with their hands, sitting cross legged at the stern. Fish caught from the lake - the most abundant kind is called nga hpein locally (Inle carp, Cyprinus intha) - are a staple of the local diet.

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Myanmar (635) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (635)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (617) Lake Inle
Myanmar (617)Lake Inle
Myanmar (645) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (645)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (641) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (641)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (647) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (647)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (654) Inle
Myanmar (654)Inle
Myanmar (613) Lake Inle
Myanmar (613)Lake Inle
Myanmar (618) Lake Inle
Myanmar (618)Lake Inle
Myanmar (614) Lake Inle
Myanmar (614)Lake Inle
Myanmar (571) Inle
Myanmar (571)Inle
Myanmar (600) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (600)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (649) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (649)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (607) Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (607)Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (631) Lake Inle
Myanmar (631)Lake Inle
Myanmar (581) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (581)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (648) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (648)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (621) Lake Inle
Myanmar (621)Lake Inle
Myanmar (577) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (577)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (592) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (592)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (644) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (644)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (603) Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (603)Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (582) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (582)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (632) Lake Inle
Myanmar (632)Lake Inle
Myanmar (601) Inle - Market
Myanmar (601)Inle - Market
Myanmar (615) Lake Inle
Myanmar (615)Lake Inle
Myanmar (642) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (642)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (612) Inle
Myanmar (612)Inle
Myanmar (598) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (598)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (650) Lake Inle
Myanmar (650)Lake Inle
Myanmar (653) Inle
Myanmar (653)Inle
Myanmar (596) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (596)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (606) Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (606)Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (604) Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (604)Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (619) Lake Inle
Myanmar (619)Lake Inle
Myanmar (574) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (574)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (620) Lake Inle
Myanmar (620)Lake Inle
Myanmar (639) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (639)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (576) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (576)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (616) Lake Inle
Myanmar (616)Lake Inle
Myanmar (638) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (638)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (623) Lake Inle
Myanmar (623)Lake Inle
Myanmar (580) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (580)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (608) Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (608)Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (609) Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (609)Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (622) Lake Inle
Myanmar (622)Lake Inle
Myanmar (579) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (579)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (586) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (586)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (597) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (597)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (605) Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (605)Inle - Shwe Indein Pagoda
Myanmar (595) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (595)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (599) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (599)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (643) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (643)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (655) Inle
Myanmar (655)Inle
Myanmar (588) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (588)Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (637) Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (637)Inle - Floating market
Myanmar (585) Inle - Fish market
Myanmar (585)Inle - Fish market

Pictures taken with a Rolleiflex 6800 and scanned with a Nikon LS 9000 ED

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