Inle Lake is a shallow lake in the middle of Myanmar, south-east of Mandalay. The lake is 22km long, and is densely inhabited by many different tribes.
The people of Inle Lake (called Intha) live in four cities bordering the lake, in numerous small villages along the lake's shores, and on the lake itself. The population consists predominantly of Intha, with a mix of other Shan, Taungyo, Pa-O (Taungthu), Danu, Kayah, Danaw and Bamar ethnicities. Most are Buddhists, and live in simple houses of wood on stilts; they are largely self-sufficient farmers.
Most transportation on the lake is traditionally by small boats fitted with inboard diesel engines. Local fishermen are known for practicing a distinctive rowing style which involves standing on one leg and wrapping the other leg around the oar.
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