Inle

There is a unique way of life that exists on Inle, a serene, freshwater lake situated in the middle of Shan State. The locals, referred to as the Inthars, live on floating villages, grow vegetation on mobile, suspending gardens and travel like only Inthars do best...as one legged rowers. Ywama is one of many such villages where you can observe the unparalleled Inle culture. This includes teak homes built into the lake bed, floating markets, production of water hyacinths, their floating house of worship, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, and during festival season, the prominent leg rower's race. A local market called 5 days market serves most common shopping needs and is held daily but the location of the event rotates through five different sites around the lake area, thus each of them hosting a market every fifth day. Here is the link on our facebook showing the rotation according to dates for year 2014. : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.647184142026530.1073741835.319579101453704&type=3