Inntha Leg Rowers
The iconic sight of the Inle Lake in Myanmar is the leg rowing Intha fishermen. Most traffic on the lake consists of long, flat-bottomed boats. These days many generally use diesel motors for their boats but with the traditional fishermen, they still use the leg rowing technique. They stand at the stern and wrap one leg round an oar while gripping the hull of the boat with the other foot. The upright position has an advantage – they are able to see across the lake to spot the dense hyacinth weeds that are scattered just below the surface of the lake. Our guest are often fascinated with this almost acrobatic rowing style.
The fire balloon festival takes place once a year, the week before the full moon of November. Guests staying with us at the Auruem Palace Hotel & Resort, Inle, can experience setting off individual small fire balloons with wishing list attached to the balloons anytime of the year. Alternatively, if you have a group of friends, you can consider setting off one huge fire balloon. When setting off the fire balloons, it will be accompanied by traditional Shan music performed by our very own staff.
Kinnara & Kinnari
In Buddhist mythology, Kinnara is a paradigmatic lover, a celestial musician, half human and half bird. Kinnari, the female counterpart is depicted as half woman and half bird creature. It is believed they are everlasting lovers and never to separate, eternally husband and wife. The elaborate costumes of a Kinnara and Kinnari is stunning, the butterfly wings are attached to the arms and back of the dancers so they can be opened and closed. Guests at the Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Inle are greeted by this mythical pair upon arrival, be sure to request for a photo with Kinnara and Kinnari.