"Floating Gardens, Handi-craft villages" Zayatkyi by herzog63

Zayatkyi Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 30 photos

Beautiful Village

The Village of Zayatkyi and the surrounding villages are just picture perfect Beautiful!! From a distance the houses appear to be floating as they are built on stilts. I will be covering the villages of Zayatkyi,Kela,Ywama,Imbawkon and the Monastery of Nga Phe Kyaung(Jumping Cat Monastery) on this page as there aren't VT pages for some of them and I only have one or 2 pics of some of the places. I will also be covering the Floating Gardens.
All of these places can be visited as a day trip from Naungshwe on Inle Lake. I hired a boat for the day that started at 6am and returned me back to Naungshwe at around 5 pm. It was a wonderful day on the lake!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Just beautiful!!
  • Cons:nothing well maybe the sunburn I got!! LOL My own fault!!
  • In a nutshell:You'll never forget it!
  • Last visit to Zayatkyi: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 16, 2003
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2005 at 5:45 AM

    Amazing places you get to. Thanks for sharing.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2004 at 8:23 AM

    Very interesting page. I always wondered how they made the paper.

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2004 at 2:42 PM

    You've got a great eye for details -- I really enjoyed the various local crafts -- as well as the "off ramp" for the canal :)))

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 7:52 AM

    Thanks for the guiding light! What a fascinating trip you had. If I get there I promise to send you a brolly :-)))

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2004 at 4:31 PM

    Another great page allowing us to re-live your travel experiences in Asia! Great photos and tips! Those floating gardens are amazing!

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2004 at 3:02 PM

    Very interesting page and local customs tips!,Beautiful Page for a Beautiful Village!!.It seems that making paper is a hard work!!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2004 at 12:29 AM

    fabulous page Scott, yours are always packed with information !

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2004 at 2:28 PM

    Scott, your photos and write-ups of all the Zayatkyi craftspersons are terrific; I especially loved the papermakers, even though I'm a weaver, LOL! Must've been fascinating to watch all of them at work....cat

  • vaticanus's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 4:26 AM

    You have enough material here for a PhD thesis- and plenty of homemade paper to write it up on too! A really well done page.

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2003 at 11:04 AM

    Interesting place with its traditional handmade industries.


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