Southeast Asia Tour 2015
Pindaya | Inle Lake | Myanmar
03 Dec 2015 | Thu
Day 15 of 46
Nyaung Shwe Jetty | Travel Across Inle Lake to Hotel
Travel to Inle Lake
After finishing up our meal at Green Tea Restaurant Pindaya it was time to move on to Inle Lake.
When we arrived at Inle Lake the weather was cool, cloudy, and damp but not raining. It was unfortunate that the rain came overnight and stayed with us during our stay at Inle Lake. But it didn’t stop us, and we tried to make the best out of it.
Nyaung Shwe Jetty
Once we arrived at Inle we went to the boat docks (Nyaung Shwe Jetty) to transfer to our next form of transportation – a boat!
Yes, the next leg of our journey would be by boat, where we were taken across Inle Lake to our hotel – the beautiful and amazingly beautiful and amazing Aureum Palace Resort Inle Lake (check our post here)
Travel Across Inle Lake to Hotel
After a short time (getting our bags transferred to our boat) we were on the water and on the way to our hotel. The boats on Inle Lake (Burmese long-tails) have a unique shape (long and narrow) feel very powerful and cut through the water with ease. They are powered by a single-cylinder Chinese diesel engine (see below) that has a distinct loud “chug, chug, chug” sound. These engines are very popular in Myanmar – we have seen them being used in farm machines and trucks.
After traveling through a few canals, we reached a larger waterway that would eventually open up into the lake. Our first time on Inle Lake – the boat ride, canals and waterways, shore buildings and scenery, and Inle Lake were all awesome experiences.
After about 30-40 minutes on the water, we arrived at the Aureum Palace Resort Inle Lake.