Inle Lake lies in the cool, green hills of Shan State, an area of outstanding natural beauty and cultural
diversity. For centuries the Intha have developed their own unique lifestyle based around this beautiful
body of water. They live in stilted houses built on the lake and even grow their vegetables on floating
gardens that are secured to the lake bottom with bamboo stakes. Skilled boatmen and fishermen, the
Intha are famous for their unique style of rowing in which they stand on one leg while using the other
leg to push the oar through the water.