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The floating market in Yuvama Village is a famous attraction in Inle Lake and I am very impressed. It is the main venue for the 5-day market and the largest floating market in Myanmar. If you want to experience the local people's life, Iwama Village Floating Market is a good place to experience the local people's life as a local local market in Inle Lake.
The floating market is located in the lower reaches of the Inle Lake. You don't have to find your own way, the boatman will naturally take it to the floating market. Although the floating market is very messy, the local boatman can always find a way to shuttle freely among them.
After disembarking, follow the field to the market. With the increasing number of tourists, there are stalls selling souvenirs on both sides. Lacquerware and woodcarving are very special products. Walking through the wooden bridge, the market is full of people. It is full of vegetables and fruits freshly picked from the water garden. People sell a variety of daily-use small commodities. The fishermen buy dried fish and fresh fish here. The smells are mixed together, not good smell, and even a bit suffocating. In the eyes of most people, it is just a chaotic farmer's market.
But I like it very much. The locals are here to find everyday needs, where you can see the most authentic life on the lake. Although carrying a huge camera, wearing is also incompatible with this place, people around me have cast a different look. But people are curious about the kind smiles they sent later, or let me relax. The narrow walkways and spaces between the booths give the space where the light penetrates. The air is scattered with tiny particles, showing a unique sense of light and space. The people who passed me by myself seemed to follow the path I designed for them, and walked into the magical light properly, which made me happy.
In the middle of the floating island group, there is a floating market called Imawa. It consists of two long and narrow floating islands, a river course with a width of about 40 meters. There are many shops on both sides of the river, and the daily necessities are complete, making the river a long water street. Street boarded the ship and brought in vegetables, melons, fresh fish and other agricultural and sideline products. It was sold on both sides of the street and it was very busy and lively. The Ywama Floating Market is the largest floating market in Myanmar and is held every five days. However, it is not the only water market in Inle Lake. On the day of the lake tour, if the Imawa water market is not open, you can also visit other markets open on the same day. These markets have locals who sell a variety of daily-use small commodities. Fishermen bring their dried fish and fresh fish to trade here, and women also sell many fresh vegetables and fruits, while the mountain people Then the sucrose and mountain goods made from the local method are shipped here. And with the increasing number of tourists, the sales of souvenirs here have increased, and you can find your favorite souvenirs in this market, such as lacquerware, wood carvings and so on.