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See the Floating Market of Inle Lake

We will visit firstly to the traditional floating market which was disappeared for 10 years and now it disappeared again. You can see the real local life how to buy and sell on the boat. After that, we can visit the pagoda of the village and monastery and local life of villagers and then traditional shan papermaking by using the bark of a mulberry tree!

From Inle Lake
Online Experience
1 Hour
Asia
Upto 10 people
English, French
Highlights
  • Visit the famous traditional floating market in this real-time experience streamed live from Inle Lake
  • Experience local village life and visit the local pagoda and monastery 
  • Learn about the traditional Shan papermaking technique
Description

This interactive Online Experience streaming live from Inle Lake in Myanmar will allow you to explore the region's famous traditional floating market from the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world!

The floating market at Inle Lake had completely disappeared about a decade ago, but was recently brought back and functions once again with all the hustle and bustle it had previously been known for. It is not just the boats on which trade is carried out that lend this market its name - the boats also "float" around the lake and change their location every day for five days in order to serve the needs of locals in five different villages.

This tour will take you on one of the boats on the floating market, where you will get to interact with several local tribes from surrounding areas, such as the Pa-Oo, the Intha, and the Padaung women known for their long necks. Along with your host, you will learn about the way in which trading works on these markets, which are famous for selling items like tools, carvings and other ornamental objects, textiles, and cheroots. 

After this, you will visit the village pagoda, followed by a visit to the monastery. Here, you will be able to explore the local village life and learn about the history of the village. You will also get to witness people practicing the traditional Shan papermaking technique which employs the bark of the Mulberry tree to produce decorative hand-made paper. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking and travelling to different places, at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Myat Myo Khaing

I am a guide from Myanmar. I have been working as a French and English speaking guide in Myanmar since 2012. I was born near Inle Lake, located in the Shan Hills of Myanmar. I know the area very well and would love to show you around.

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.