Inle Lake (Wet Land) Sanctuary



  • Located between 20’10’ N and 97’02’ E in Nyaung Shwe , Pinlaung and Peh Kon Townships of Southern Shan State , Elevation over 2900 feet.


  • 642.32 squares miles.


  • Yangon to Nyaung Shwe,430 miles by car.
  • Yangon to Heho , 335 miles by air way anf Heho to Nyaung Shwe , 14 miles by car.
  • Yangon via Thazi to Shwe Nyaung , 320 miles by train and Shwe Nyaung to Nyaung Shwe , 10 miles by car.


  • 37 species of birds.
  • 27 species of wetland birds.
  • 14 species of migratory birds.
  • 40 species of freshwater fishes, otter and turtle.

Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  • Observation of world renowned wetland ecosystem 2950 feet above sea level.
  • Observation and enjoyment of scenic beauty of the Shan plateau.
  • Observation and research on various types of birds.
  • Observation and of endemic fish such as Ngapweh ( Chaudhuria caudate) and Ngaku – Shinpa     ( Silurus bumanensis)
  • Observation of traditional floating agriculture practiced by lake dwellers.

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