Inle Lake: Where Time Stands Still

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Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)

It was hard to believe that such a tranquil place still exists in the modern world today. My mind tried to come up with the best words to describe Inle Lake as I sailed its calm waters. The second largest lake in the country, it is a freshwater lake flanked by green mountains running its length at both sides. The clear, reflective waters are occasionally punctuated by a lone boat, wooden stilted houses or rows of floating gardens. And here, locals still paddle their wooden boats from place to place and the Inthar fishermen row their boats with their distinctive one-legged technique.

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