You will discover a hillside complex containing over 1,600 Buddhist stupas, some of mud and stone, some intricately carved, and others gilded with precious metals like gold. While several have been restored, many have been reclaimed by the surrounding jungle and lay partially crumbled, covered in creeping greenery. The place looks as if it belongs to a lost civilisation. The place is as natural as it gets. There are many statues here mostly depicting animals in many forms. Some of them have been restored but others lay in ruins. It was very heartening to see that The Archaeological Survey of India has been providing funds, consultancy and expertise in restoring various monuments and places of interest all over Myanmar.
Myanmar has been locked from the outside world for a long period of time and are just opening up to the whole world. The people in Myanmar are also getting used to travelers who are just visiting for the place. I found the law and order situation in Myanmar to be very good on the whole. We never faced any issues anywhere. Some of the airports are small but are high in efficiency. The country is somewhat struggling as the currency is very weak. Its a newly opened economy and the place requires some time to adjust to the new ways. People is Myanmar are very friendly and treat everyone with lots of respect. We stayed at the Manor Lake Front. It was a new property when we went in 2016 but was beautifully maintained and very well done up. The staff was very helpful and always smiling.
We had a great time in Myanmar and Inle lake was one of my favourite places. I wouldn’t mind going again.
- “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson