Lake Inle is a superb place with very pleasant weather. The inhabitants (Inthas) grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables (tomatoes), on floating islands. This cultivation system consists of plant mounds, covered with earth and mud, stowed to a post, onto which the Inthas sow their seeds. Around a 30 mile long lake, you can see many temples, stupas and monasteries. Inside Nga Phe Chaung monastery, you will see cats trained to jump through hoops by the monks.
The inhabitants (the Inthas) are characterised by their originality.© Philip H Coblentz
A lifestyle that has remained very traditional© Philip H Coblentz
An original way of rowing!© Philip H Coblentz
The inhabitants grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables (like tomatoes) on the floating islands.© Matej Hudovernik / 123RF
Inle Lake provides a superb setting with very pleasant weather.© Hang Dinh / 123RF