Top 3 Lakes That You Shouldn’t Miss in Myanmar

Inle Lake, Myanmar.
Inle Lake, Myanmar. Photo by Mega Caesaria on Unsplash

Myanmar’s natural beauty knows no bounds, and you’ll stumble upon tiny natural wonders every step of the way if you ever pay it a visit. Its lakes are as breathtaking as it gets, and here are three that you shouldn’t miss for the world while exploring this Asian country.

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s top attractions, and it’s not difficult to see why. It’s one of the country’s biggest natural wonders, with floating plants covering its surface and many rare species of fish, snails, and other aquatic creatures inhabiting its grounds. There are numerous quaint floating villages on the lake’s shores and most people explore it by small boats.

Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi is one of the largest inland lakes not only in Myanmar but all of Southeast Asia. There are many tiny villages in its surroundings, and you can explore its rich flora and fauna at a wildlife sanctuary on its premises. Its most striking feature, however, is the picture-perfect Indawgyi Pagoda.

Kandawgyi Lake

Kandawgyi is Myanmar’s most easily accessible lake due to its convenient location in the capital of Yangon. The lake offers breathtaking views at the Shwedagon Pagoda, but it’s actually artificial and mostly channels water from Inya Lake to provide a clean water supply for the city.