Comprising ten wonderfully designed bungalows built on stilts, enjoy a traditional Burmese village community in the middle of Inle Lake. Surrounded by organic vegetable gardens, guests can relax on their private deck and soak in the spectacular sunsets from their personal retreat, enhanced by authentic local cuisine.
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“I’ve been in the hotel industry for over a decade and I love sharing the world of Inle Heritage Stilt Houses with guests. Here, we strive to preserve Inle’s rich cultural heritage and help the region to thrive as a place to visit, work, and live.”
Welcome to Inle Lake
Inle Lake Myanmar is one of the country’s iconic sights, fascinating local culture within stunning scenery make this a must for any itinerary, and Secret Retreats have selected the best Inle Lake hotels to share with you. Set in the Shan Hills of Myanmar Inle Lake is a freshwater lake at over 800m elevation, it is the 2nd largest lake in Myanmar. A lake of superlatives it is also home to unique wildlife with over 9 species of fish and 20 species of snails unique to Inle Lake. The uniqueness of its ecosystem was noticed and protected by UNESCO in 2015 when the lake was designated one of the World’s Network Biosphere Reserves. The Inthar people who call Inle Lake home have provided great inspiration to the Inle Lake hotels and resorts. The architecture of their homes, built on stilts over the lake, has been employed by many of the local Inle Lake resort owners in the design of their hotels, making check-in by boat a necessity and giving guests an uninterrupted view of the lake scenery from their Inle hotel room windows. The area around Inle Lake offers so much to the visitor that a stay at Pindaya is highly recommended before heading to your Inle hotel, and Secret Retreats’s Pindaya hotel selection offers a truly local experience, complimenting and contrasting wonderfully with the Inle Lake luxury hotels to follow.
Established in 2009, the Inle Heritage Foundation aims to preserve, teach and promote the culture, traditions and customs of the ethnic people who live in the Inle Lake and Southern Shan State area. The hotel hires young local people and trains them to become skilled in the hotel and tourism industry. Additionally, they are taught about responsible tourism and sustainable development.
Working in conjunction with domestic and
international experts, the foundation aims to teach farmers agricultural practices, which have no or minimum negative impact on the environment. Inle Lake’s water resources are regularly monitored and laboratory tested. The organisation also aims to focus on non-profit methods that will enable community members to become financially independent.
“Located in the southern part the Lake, in Innpawkhon Village, the 10-room property is only accessible by boat and offers a sanctuary for Burmese cats, Inthar style cooking classes and many other local activities. Inle Heritage is a not-for-profit organisation that looks after the cultural and natural heritage of the Inle Region.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 10
Time zone: (GMT+06:30) Rangoon
Currency accepted: USD
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 230V
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ACCESSAbout one hour drive from Heho Airport to Nyaungshwe pier, then 40mn by boat.
Nearest airport: Heho Domestic Airport (HEH) - 30 km
Nearest railway station: Shwe Nyaung - 7 km