After more than 25 years in Asia, I’d always dreamed of visiting Inle Lake and ultimately I was very glad that my close Friend in Yangon recommended the Inle Princess to me. Pick up from Heho in an old Toyota sedan then the last 30 mins by Long tail boat from the town. Navigating the narrow paths piercing the lake reeds with the mountainous backdrop, the arrival at Inle Princess mid morning was truly memorable. I declined any tours for the rest of the day, and totally relaxed in my Lake House room, spotting birdlife with the complimentary binoculars and enjoying the magical views and peacefulness of the resort (no boat engines permitted for 500m approaching the resort). I did indulge in a half day tour the following day to a morning market and beautiful temple at the very south of the lake, ninety mins each direction, which was a fantastic experience and proved very difficult to stop taking photographs! It was extremely cool in the morning when I departed on the tour and not having any sweater, the hotel staff very kindly loaned me two very nice rugs, which helped me keep warm immensely as we zoomed through the early morning mist on the journey south. The whole resort had amazing architecture and I greatly enjoyed all of the meals that I had at the restaurant, especially the lentil soup. At lunch time the resort was deserted, I Guess because everyone was out on tours, so I recommend spending quality time to enjoy this lovely hotel and don’t overdo it on the tours. I will definitely return!! Thank you.