The Art of One-Legged Rowing

March 14, 2018

The Art of One-Legged Rowing

Highlights

  • Learn the traditional Intha skill of one-legged rowing.
  • Enjoy a typical Intha lunch in the home of a local family.
  • Get an in-depth look at the authentic life of Inle Lake.

Enjoy an authentic experience learning the traditional skill of one-legged rowing and getting to know an Intha family.

In the morning, along with your guide, climb into a long-tail boat and set off across the picturesque Inle Lake. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the shimmering water surrounded by undulating mountains.

Arrive at Pauk Par village, an Intha village of wooden stilt houses. Change into Shan baggy trousers and a bamboo hat – the traditional clothes of the fishermen working on the lake. Now you look the part, it’s time to meet the Intha fisherman who will teach you the art of one-legged rowing. Learn how to balance on one leg with the other leg wrapped around the oar to steer and turn the boat. Once you have mastered the manoeuvres, set off across the water and around the village. This traditional rowing technique requires good balance. Don’t worry if you wobble and fall in the water – it’s all part of the fun!

After the rowing activity, spend some time at a local house where an Intha family will warmly welcome you into their home. For another authentic experience, take an open air shower before changing into dry clothes. Then sit down to a cup of green tea and some local snacks such as tofu crackers and rice crackers. This is followed by a typical Intha lunch while chatting and getting to know about the life of your hosts.

After saying your goodbyes, return to the hotel by long-tail boat.

For more information about “The Art of One-Legged Rowing” in Myanmar, please contact [email protected].