Depart from Nyaung Shwe, Inle Lake and head to Sagar on the southern end of Inle Lake. Very few tourists make it to this region, yet it is one of the most beautiful places in the Shan State. Mountains the perfect backdrop for small picturesque fishing villages in a setting that almost begs to be committed to canvas. The whole area was only recently opened to tourists in 2003.
The boat journey takes two-to-three hours, but is full of fabulous views and home to many unique species of birds, both indigenous and migratory. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Upon arriving in Sagar there are several stops that will be made (the order will depend on the time, other tourist boats, and what’s happening in the villages). The main highlight, for many travellers, are the ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar. More than a hundred stupas from the 16th and 17th centuries are partially submerged underwater for a few months a year. There is also a local monastery and village that make for wonderful places to stop for a bit of cultural exploration.
Overnight in Sagar.