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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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Village House

  • Village House
Village House
Built with teak, hardwood and bamboo, each bungalow can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child, and features details that celebrate local materials and artisans including lightshades made from traditional Shan paper, locally woven fabrics, and organic toiletries.

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Responsible Tourism

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Local Knowledge

Benefit from our local knowledge and passion for our homes to personalize your stay.

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Reintroducing Burmese Cats.

Real Inthar and Shan cuisine from grandmother's recipes served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The cooking classes take you through a complete experience: from sourcing Inle ingredients, to learning how to prepare traditional dishes either in a cooking classrooms or in a real kitchen in the local community.

At least 15 species of fish are endemic to Inle Lake - the most famous is the Inle Carp (cyprinus carpio intha), known as nya-phein, has a symbolic status for the Inthar.

Your Host & The Team

“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.”


We Care

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.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 10
Annual closing:
1-30 June

Time zone: (GMT+06:30) Rangoon
Currency accepted: USD
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 230V
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About 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