Inle Lake (aka Inlay Lake) is a freshwater lake in Burma, located near Nyaungshwe (Shan State, Myanmar). The lake is the country's 2nd largest (after Indawgyi Lake) with an area of nearly 45 ml2 (116 km2),. During dry season, the lake's average depth is 7 ft (2 m) and deepest point 12 ft (3,7 m). The lake drains through the Nam Pilu or Balu Chaung on its southern end.
- Nyaungshwe is the entry point for visiting the lake and the wetland sanctuary. The small town has a main street lined with shops, restaurants, stupas, offices of travel agencies, market.
- Nyaungshwe serves as port (marina) for the numerous tourist boats sailing to the lake. The Inle Lake is a few km to the south, accessible through a river channel.
- Inle Lake can not be reached by a river cruise ship, so passengers are transported to Nyaungshwe using bus transfers. 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.
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