Inle Lake View

Myannmar Handicrafts

iStock_000018785367Large_lGebEVhoTfAt an altitude of just over 800 meters, the lake is one of the most unique ecosystems in Myanmar (Burma), playing at home species of mollusks and fish that can not be found anywhere else in the world . However, Inle Lake, not just about the creatures that live there.

Its waters are the lifeblood of four major cities and countless villages that are scattered around its edge. The nutrient-rich waters support various agricultural operations, from rice to fruit and vegetables, a significant amount of which are grown in water, using herbs and bamboo platforms to create floating gardens.

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