The Inle Heritage in Myanmar is a not-for-profit organisation that preserves the local cultural, social, environmental and natural wealth of the Inle lake region, and helps it to thrive as a place to visit, work and live.
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Inle Lake, a 45-square-mile lake in the middle of Shan State is UNESCO Biosphere and Man Reserve. The area is known for its high density of diverse ethnic groups with unique traditions.
The lake is in fact a web of small villages, where people commute by canoe & boat and all of life is adapted on water. There are floating temples and schoolhouses, houses perched on stilts, floating gardens of corn, squash and cucumbers and fields of lotus blossoms around every corner.
Inle Heritage and its hospitality and vocational training school for the youth, are funded by the accommodation, restaurant, gift shop and cooking classes offered to visitors. The Inle Heritage complex, all built on stilts and nestled in the heart of the lake, has a hotel, restaurant, Burmese cat sanctuary and hospitality school.
The Inle Heritage Stilt Houses are built to the highest environmental standards, furnished with traditional Shan paper and locally woven fabrics, and surrounded by the organic vegetable gardens which sources the restaurant and the cooking school.
The Inle Heritage Village houses are beautifully integrated into their surroundings, with rooms designed to serve as both a personal retreat and a link to the stunning panorama around it.
Visit this boutique accommodation in the heart of the lake community, and when you stay, eat, shop and learn at Inle Heritage, you ensure their conservation projects continue to thrive