welcome to inle lake and its princess

Oh…meeting the princess of Inle Lake…like out of the movies…

As we approached a simple house of wood and woven bamboo our motorboat slowed down, the engine was cut and in stepped a young boy to take us the remaining quarter of a mile to the Inle Princess Resort.  Using the unique rowing style that Myanmar is famous for, which involves standing on one leg on the stern of the boat while wrapping the other leg around the the oar, in calmness and silence he rowed us to the reception entrance where a number of arms stretched out to meet and greet us.  That experience alone, immediately cast a spell…the spell of the Inle Princess Resort.  The beginning of four incredible warm days and four very chilly nights…

one legged rower in inle lake, myanmar

The Inle Lake Princess Resort in Myanmar

the inle princess resort awaits…

Their attention to detail…their concern to preserve their natural environment…the reason for stopping the sounds of the boat engines to preserve calm and silence for the birds, the fish, for their clients…the reason for no TV, but binoculars and books on their amazing bird-friendly natural habitat.

inle lake princess, myanmar

Their chalets are perched on stilts above the lake and built out of bamboo and teak, natural to the area…each with private terraces to take advantage of the spectacular views whether the mountains, the fields or the lake itself.

Inle Lake Princess Resort in MyanmarYou won’t find motorized luggage carriers here…

Inle Lake Princess Resort in MyanmarOnly magic…everywhere…

inle lake princess in myanmarWelcome to chalet 312…

inle lake princess, myanmarlarge windows to capture the evening sunset…

inle lake princess, myanmarintimate and unique touches throughout…

inle lake princess, myanmar Oh and that heavenly toasty bed when the temperatures drop at night and cold air flows through the cracks of the teakwood…(yes, compliments of the room boys as they sneak in late afternoon to turn on the heating blankets…)

And then there are the warm afternoons…a shower after a long day of touring…the private terrace enticing you out with a selected bottle of chardonnay from their wine cave of several thousand bottles…the soft evening breeze to dry your hair…all waiting as you slip out this screened door…

The Inle Lake Princess

Coming up?

Out that screened door…

only to find the prince of Inle Lake…

stay tuned…


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  1. Posted February 11, 2014 at 8:02 am by Ginnie | Permalink

    Just when I think it couldn’t possibly get better, it gets better and better, Robin. Four days and nights! How could you possibly leave???

  2. Posted February 11, 2014 at 8:28 am by Astrid | Permalink

    This looks heaven on earth. I checked out the link of the Inle Lake Resort. Amazing pictures and a fabulous website.
    I wonder how you are able to organize your pictures, I bet you took a gazillion. What a great place. What a peace. I am so happy for you that you were able to have this experience!!!

  3. Posted February 11, 2014 at 11:47 am by Catherine (@foxglove | Permalink

    O wow Robin you were in heaven!! I get such depth of love and happiness in your words and images. Can’t wait for what’s outside that door. x

  4. Posted February 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm by Virginia | Permalink

    Holy Cow Frissy, you’ve been everywhere… !! What amazing sights you’ve seen. That boy with his leg wrapped around the oar is a something else!! Makes me wonder how long it took him to learn to do that without falling in the lake? Amazing, just Amazing… Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see outside the screen door… XoXo

  5. Posted February 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm by Katrin | Permalink

    Such an amazing place …

  6. Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:34 am by Susan | Permalink

    Pure magic … I love that they turn off the boat motors to preserve calm & silence, lovely people.

  7. Posted February 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm by Elena Caravela | Permalink

    Packed with wonder.

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