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Inle Heritage House

Inle Lake, Burma

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.

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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Insider's View

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

Sarah Rowan

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 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.


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.



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.


Concierge and room service are available.

Location & Directions

Inle Lake, Burma

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

When to go

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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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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