The floating village on Inle Lake isn’t just a tourist gimmick.
It’s a real, living and breathing town – with temples, factories, restaurants and homes. Hire a boat, leave before sunrise, don’t tip the fisherman who’s posing at the lake’s entrance and spend your day galavanting through the ‘side-alleys’.
Explore the floating tomato gardens, smoke cigars straight after they’ve been rolled, learn how lotus fabric is made and pick up a thing or two about boat-making.
If nature is your cup of tea, the lake is also a wetland sanctuary with over two-hundred type of birds, ninety odd butterfly varieties and three different species of turtles amongst other fascinating beings.
And when you’re done exploring, head back to the main town to enjoy delicious food with decent local wine.
This picture is #11 in my #365k photo series