Inle Lake (aka Inlay Lake) is a freshwater lake and wetland sanctuary in Myanmar (aka Burma). The lake is Burma's 2nd largest (after Indawgyi Lake) with a total area of approx 116 km2 (45 ml2),. During dry season, the lake's average depth is 2 m (7 ft). Its deepest point is just 4 m (12 ft). The lake drains through the stream Nam Pilu (Kayah).
- Nyaungshwe is the lake's entry point. This small town has a main street lined with shops, restaurants, stupas, travel agency offices, market.
- The town also serves as river cruise port (boat marina) for the numerous tour boats on the lake. The lake itself is located just a few km to the south, and is accessible through a channel.
- Inle Lake can't be reached by a river cruise ship, so passengers are transported to Nyaungshwe via buses. The town is reachable by car from Shwenyaung (approx 16 km / 10 ml to the north) and also by plane via the Heho Airport (at approx 1-hour drive distance).
Inle Lake cruise terminal
Heho (Kalaw) is a small town (Taunggyi District, Myanmar) and the main air gateway to Inle Lake. The town is connected to Sakangyi and Taunggyi by National Highway 4 (NH4 road) in the east. There is a dirt road (northwest from Heho) leading to the Maw Son silver mines (Baw Zaing).
The Inle Lake cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Inle Lake, Myanmar.
If you lose the Inle Lake location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.