Explore the splendid lake of Indawgyi
As all of you might know, the Inle Lake is the most popular destinations for tourists to Myanmar, but not many people outsiders know the existence of Indawgyi Lake – a splendid lake of the remote Kachin State. A tour to Indawgyi lake will be one the highlight of your vacation in Myanmar.
Indawgyi is the largest lake in Myanmar. The most appealing feature of the lake is that it still remains untouched and pristine landscape, which has made it one of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Without the exposure to the tourism, it promises a true journey into the charming nature.
If you want to have a place to retreat from human busy lifestyle, Indawgyi is all that you ever dream of. Here you can chill with the stunningly pristine nature and enjoy the idyllic lifestyle of a true rural area.
On the water of the lake, Shwe Myitzu Pagoda rises as an iconic trademark of the Indawgyi Lake. At dust, the reflection of the pagoda casts a solemn shadow into the tranquil water, which creates a majestic scene. Around March or February, Shwe Myitzu Pagoda will hold a festival which might attract thousands of people to the area.
Besides the lake itself, there are also many other fascinating attractions within the area that you can add to your itinerary.
Shwe Taung Pagoda is located on a hill to the north of the lake. From this pagoda, you can have the panoramic view of the lake from distance.
Some villages clustering around the lake are also great attractions. It will give you the valuable opportunities to interact and get to know the local community.
There are a various number of lakeside villages dotted around Indawgyi; visiting them and interacting with the local people is a highlight for most visitors. If you root for scenic landscape, Lwemun and Hepa are the best choices for sightseeing. Namde, Nammilaung is where you can see the elephant houses.
Some basic adventurous recreation – for example, kayaking, fishing, trekking, boating, fishing or cycling are still run within the area to pride visitors with opportunities to explore the stunning nature of the lake and the surrounding. Most of these activities are operated by the local community tourism group which will fund the profit from tourism for environment preserving activities.
The most favorable time to visit Indawgyi Lake is from October to December. From January, even the weather is as favorable; however, it still worth visiting as it is the time for bird migration.