Sangar’s Sunken Stupas

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Leave the tourist trail behind and discover an authentic corner of Inle Lake. Journey past spectacular scenery on the way to Inle’s far southern reaches. Step ashore to find villages untouched by time, see traditional ways of life and explore the awe-inspiring ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar.

Veer away from the typical tourist trail and discover a quieter, more authentic side of Inle Lake. Travelling two and a half hours south by boat, cross paths with Shan, Intha and Pa-O commuters, explore crumbling stupas, wonderfully quaint villages and learn about the production of fermented rice wine.



Your driver and tour guide will you up at 8 AM.  Board a long tail motorboat for a journey to Sagar, a sleepy village. The boat trip takes 2.5-3 hours and passes through stunning scenery, with lush mountains forming a backdrop for the small villages and fishermen on the water. Relax and enjoy the passing views.

Arrive at Sagar and start exploring the various sites on the water’s edge. Visit the iconic ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar, a collection of 108 stupas dating back to the 16th century.

Visit  and walk through surrounding villages.

Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Intha people. The village is famous for its high-quality, homemade rice wine. Watch the process of distillation and then sample some of the local brew. In Thaya Gone there is also the chance to climb to a hilltop for sweeping views of the lake and surrounding villages.  During the day in Sagar, a stop will be made for lunch at a local restaurant or for a picnic.

After lunch return back to Inle Lake and will arrive around 4 PM.

  • Private wooden boat transfer
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Drinking water and hand towel
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Inle Lake zone fee