“The Inle Heritage Stilt Houses lie in picturesque Innpawkhon, an hour away from Nyaung Shwe. Accessible only by boat, the friendly staff welcome you with big smiles and open arms. Such hospitality is not a coincidence. Since 2014, Inle Heritage is also a successful vocational center providing free training to eligible youth from the region and beyond. A registered NGO, it currently has 46 students aged 17 to 24 years old, living and learning on site for 10 months.
But that’s not all. Inle Heritage Stilt Houses also runs an exciting cat breeding project aimed at reintroducing the long lost Burmese cat to the country. Guests can visit the happy purrers at the ‘cat village’, an area adjacent to the IHH aquarium where endangered and threatened species of local fish and turtles were saved from over-fishing and decreasing water quality.
The Stilt Houses bungalows have a fairy tale like quality, offering comfort, beauty and serenity to those looking for the ideal escape from the city. Kitchen staff will treat you to a wide range of breakfast options from traditional Shan noodles to Burmese pancakes and continental delicacies.
As a provider of education, community support and nature preservation projects, the Inle Heritage Hotel is difficult to fault. And with plans to extend from 6 bungalows to 10, IHH will remain a perfect safe haven for travelers for years to come. Book yourself in soon before this well kept secret is no longer!”