Floating Gardens on Inle Lake

Attraction Inle Lake, Myanmar Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM
09:30 AM
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Free
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The Floating Gardens on Inle Lake were made by native people, In-Thars. They grow vegetables on floating islands which are collection of floating weed and water hyacinth.

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Why Floating Gardens on Inle Lake is special ?

The Floating Gardens on Inle Lake were made by native people, In-Thars. They grow vegetables on floating islands which are collection of floating weed and water hyacinth. These floating islands can be cut, dragged by boats and ever be sold like a piece of land. Floating gardens can be found mostly in Kaylar, Inchan and Zayatgyi villages.


The floating garden beds are formed by extensive manual labor. The farmers gather up lake-bottom weeds from the deeper parts of the lake, bring them back in boats and make them into floating beds in their garden areas, anchored by bamboo poles. These gardens rise and fall with changes in the water level, and so are resistant to flooding. The constant availability of nutrient-laden water results in these gardens being incredibly fertile. Rice cultivation is also significant.


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What to explore at Floating Gardens on Inle Lake?

Every aspect of life is lived on Inle Lake and you will be most impressed by the floating gardens. There are huge expanses of tomato, cucumber, vegetables of all kinds and flower fields growing on mounds of soil floating on the lake. Farmers canoe between the rows to water the crops and add seaweed fertilizer straight from the lake. A trip to one of Floating Gardens on Inle Lake definitely a good education to your children to see what is sustainable farming. You will see the farmers use their fertile soil and water from the lake and make floating farm land in the middle of the lake.

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How to get to Floating Gardens on Inle Lake?

The best way to visit Floating Gardens on Inle Lake is by boat. All the tours will run you through these gardens.

Selling points

  • Very innovative and creative
  • Amazing site at Inle Lake
  • Good demonstration of sustainable farming
  • Gorgeous tomatoes in the middle of the lake
  • Amazing sight with unique access needs
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
125.08 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Inle Lake, Myanmar

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  • Visit the garden just before sunset will offer you very nice shot with the yellow rays of sunshine.
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  • All boat tours will run you through them for sure, but you should spend a little more valuable time putting slowly in and around them.
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  • You should try to book a guide who will demonstrate how the gardens are grown rather than just driving around in a long boat looking at the gardens themselves.
    Things to do
  • Whilst out visiting the sights of Lake Inle your boat driver or guide will point out the floating gardens for you.
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Inle Lake is a special place. A whole busy life is happening on a big lake. One of the most fascinating attractions are the floating gardens. A big area in which you can see fields on the water. How the farmers build those fields and cultivate it. They grow tomatoes and pumpkins and some other vegetables. You can only go there by local transportation: a small narrow boat led by a local driver who knows his way around all the different "roads" and "allies" on the lake. The ride on the boat is extremely enjoyable.

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