MYANMAR TOURS

One-legged Boat Race

Inle Lake is also the setting for another of our incentive events, the 'One-legged Boat Race'. Inle is known for its floating gardens, markets, woven textiles and most of all the unique one-legged rowing of the local Intha fishing men. Once a year, in October, the Intha people of Inle Lake celebrate the Buddhist festival called Phaung Daw U, with boat races being one of the main events of the festival. Each boat has a crew of 40 to 50 Intha men standing on one leg and rowing in unison with the other leg. You don't have to wait till October to experience this fascinating event, as Nature Dream will put on a race especially for your incentive group. The balcony of the beautiful Golden Island Cottages built on stilts in the middle of the lake offers the group a grandstand view of the race and male members (sorry ladies, custom dictates only men may take part) of the group are invited to join in. A delicious set lunch of Shan specialities at the Golden Island Cottages follows the morning's exertions.