The magnificent waters of Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s finest natural sights, offers more than the well-trafficked stilted villages and floating gardens known to tourists. Journey with us on a short Inle Lake tour to Sagar, a lovely region on the southern-most reaches of the lake. Here, the Pa-oh, Shan and Inthar people carry on their traditions in quaint villages against a beautiful backdrop of Shan Hills.
A scenic 2- to 3-hour boat ride with lovely views and bird sightings will bring you to the region of Sagar, which remains unseen by many foreign visitors. You’ll visit the ‘sunken stupas’ of Sagar: 108 stupas built in the 16th and 17th centuries that stand along the lake’s shore and are partially submerged by water once a year. You’ll also visit the local villages, such as Sae Khaung Pottery Village, where you can observe potters at work. Take the opportunity to watch the distillation of Thaya Gone Village’s famed rice wine and indulge in a taste if you’d like! Drink in spectacular views from a hilltop, enjoy breakfast on a terrace and visit the 200 stupas of Tar Kaung before heading back to Inle Lake or Nyaung Shwe for your onward travel.