Inle Lake


We arrive at Inle Lake at dusk, ready to depart by boat for a half hour ride across the water to our hotel.

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28 mm 1/80 f4

The Inle Princess Hotel, a real charmer in Burmese style with large individual bungalows

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44 mm 1/160 f6.3

When we left the hotel for touring, these long narrow boats took us around the lake. New Horizons was our outstanding Burmese travel host.

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28 mm 1/160 f6.3

Men, perched on sterns of boats, paddle canoes with one leg twisted around the bamboo oar.

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52 mm 1/320 f8.5

Fishermen use conical traps with gill nets at the mouth to catch catfish, Inle carp, or eel. The clear water enables strategic placement of traps.

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80 mm 1/320 f9

Houses on stilts compose villages on the lake; streets are waterways among the floating gardens.

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48 mm 1/320 f8.5

61 sq mile Inle Lake is about 3 meters deep and has a 3 mile wide fringe of silt and water hyacinths which conceal its full size.

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46 mm 1/250 f8


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28 mm 1/320 f9