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Why Nam Pan Village is special ?
Nam Pan Village is situated to the south of Ywama village. The whole village is situated on the stilts over the water, which is a traditional way of building houses in Inle Lake. The Oldest pagoda in Inle Lake, Alodaw Pauk Pagoda, is situated in Nampan. This pagoda enshrines a gem-encrusted Shan style Buddha stupa. Nampan has a number of cheroot (traditional cigarette) factories and a few restaurants that serve delicious food at an affordable price. Golden Island Cottages (Nampan) is a famous resort in Nampan. There is variety of these floating gardens to the north of Nampan village, where the Intha farmers grow tomatoes, flowers, squash and vegetables on long trip of floating land. This is a naturally formed collection of tangled, old, decayed water hyacinth, weeds, reeds and grasses that formed around the rim of the lake.
What to explore at Nam Pan Village?
The village of Nam Pan is a very peaceful and charming place where everyone has at least one boat parked under their home, fisherman seem to fish right from their porches, children paddle to school on wooden canoes and women wash their clothes on the docks of their homes. The water is also surprisingly clear and still and you can see amazing reflections is the calm waters and it is mesmerizing. Strangely, it doesn't appear the houses have plumbing but the water did not smell. Nam Pan is a wonderful place to visit to see how the locals live and is more than a world apart from what most of us know.
How to get to Nam Pan Village?
The village of Nam Pan is located at the south of Ywama village. It takes around 1 hour boat ride from Nyaung Shwe town.
Nampan, Myanmar (Burma)