Inle Heritage House

Inle Lake, Burma

At a Glance

  • A boutique hotel with just 6 bungalows sitting on stilts above the lake

  • An authentic house designed in the traditional Inle style

  • It has strong ties to the local community

  • It has an art gallery, library, vegetable garden and training center for local students in hospitality

  • A friendly, intimate property with a relaxed atmosphere

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The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.

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Make sure you sample their chocolate cake - it is the best you can find in Myanmar!

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Inle Heritage House or take a look at our itineraries to Inle Lake


Inle Heritage is a beautiful authentic house and boutique hotel built in the traditional local style, right in the heart of the community of Inpawkhon Village on Inle Lake, with a strong ethos for giving back to this community.

Inle Heritage is a charming restaurant, gallery, cookery school and boutique hotel, among other things. It is totally unique and feels like a home from home; friendly and welcoming.

Thahara Inle Heritage is the name of the hotel, which comprises just six quirky bungalows sitting on stilts above Inle Lake. Built with local teak, hardwood and bamboo, the gorgeous bungalows are decked out with interiors from local manufacturers. It was built with the aim of preserving their heritage and has strong ties to the local community.

The house also acts as a Hospitality Vocational Training Center, training the next generation of young local students in sustainable tourism. They have successfully launched a Burmese Cat Reintroduction Program on site, sourcing this neglected breed of cats from around the world, protecting them and introducing a breeding program.

The restaurant serves exquisite local Inthar cuisine, some of the best you can find in Myanmar, made from seasonal produce, fresh from their own organic garden. It is a delightful experience to stay here and offers much more than just a beautiful place to rest your head.

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The six bungalows are built on stilts above the lake and are fully equipped with all the modern amenities you need to enjoy your stay. The hotel provides wireless internet access in public areas.



Concierge and room service are available.


They use seasonal produce home grown in their organic garden to produce mouth-watering recipes in their Inthar Restaurant and Cat's Cafe. They also run a Cooking Experience on request from their own kitchen, teaching local recipes passed down through generations.



Clare Monro (Staff)

A completely unique experience, staying at Inle Heritage House really feels like you are contributing to the local community as it has a hotel and hospitality training school. The food is also excellent and the Burmese cat sanctuary is very sweet!


Sarah Baxter (Staff)

This unique property is characterful and charming. It is so much more than a hotel; with a delicious restaurant, vocational training center and Burmese Cat Sanctuary there. The food at the restaurant was some of the best local food I ate during my whole 2 week trip in Myanmar.

It offers an amazingly memorable experience for a nights stay in the heart of Inle Lake. The hotel is as boutique as you can get, with just 6 rooms, and consequently has a wonderful, intimate atmosphere to it. It has a strong ethos for giving back to the local community, adding to its appeal.


  • Tour of Inle Lake

    Cruise around Inle Lake on your private boat, exploring the floating villages, pagodas, markets and monasteries while enjoying the stunning backdrop of the lake. Investigate the various local handicrafts such as cheroot making, carpentry and weaving.

  • Visit to Taunggyi, Kakku and Wine Estate

    Take a day trip into the remote areas east of Inle Lake, stopping in the capital of Shan, Taunggyi, to see the market before carrying onto the lost ruins of Kakku and finally coming back to Inle via a remote hill tribe village and a finale of tasting wine

Location & directions

Inle Lake, Burma

Inle Heritage House lies within the blue mountain ranges on Inle Lake in Inpawkhon Village.

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Inle Heritage House or take a look at our itineraries to Inle Lake

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