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This village which still has no mains electricity was reached after a 3-hour journey from the upper... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Tranquil Journey to Remote Village

The journey to the remote Sagar Village took approximately 2.5 hours. This is a wonderful trip when... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Ballarat, Australia
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Taunggyi, Myanmar
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This village which still has no mains electricity was reached after a 3-hour journey from the upper lake, passing the former checkpoint beyond which no tourists were permitted under the previous regime. Far fewer boats are on the waterways linking two lakes and you get...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 21 February 2018

The journey to the remote Sagar Village took approximately 2.5 hours. This is a wonderful trip when you finally exit the main lake and then meander along the waterway through the various villages with views of the distant shoreline covered in vegetation, tilled fields, grazing...More

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank KevynGraemeJ
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

It was great experience and we really enjoyed our visit to area of Sagar. It is located on the southern side of Inle Lake, far from jetty at Nyaung Shwe, 2 hours away from PhaunDawOo pagoda or Nampan and have to pay extra to go...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank shwezinhs
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was intersting to read the other reviews about Sagar and see that most people had taken a lengthy boat ride to get there. We made most of our way to Sagar on foot. We started trekking from somewhere near Kalaw the day before and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank nojoNbeans
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

It is a slow but beautifully picturesque boat journey to the remote village of Sagar. So much happens on the river & river banks. The village itself has not much to offer besides stupas, monastery & a village community Unless you're the contemplative type or...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank sodesa
Reviewed 17 December 2016

On our trip back from Kayah State (Padaung Tribe) the boat was awaiting us at the jetty in Pekon (Shan). From there it was about 2 hrs to Sagar Village for an overnight stop at Sagar Lodge (basic, but clean and very friendly people). The...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank ludlbk
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This involves quite a long boat ride. However in doing so, you shed the touristy areas and get to see the real Inle Lake.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nice boat ride, bit long but worth it. Went out of the season so only few tourist we met which I thought was excellent. Visited several places on the way, pagodas, pottery place, rice wine making. Bought one of the best natural mountain honeys of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Luigi-Magnifico
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Almost a three hour boat trip [4 people per boat] to Sagar across the lake and down water channels. Perhaps this was the best part of the day as one observed the life of the people in their stilt houses and small boats. At Sagar...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank shark939
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Sankar village is very remote. A round trip will be about 6-8 hours, depending on the amount of time you stay on the island. I love the village and people living there. But I personally don't think it is worth spending the whole day on...More

Date of experience: February 2016
4  Thank Karmaexplorer
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Response from Fillanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't have the answer but If you don't get anywhere I suggest contacting local / burmese travel agents to see if there are any organised tours that you could join for just the leg of the journey you need. Hiring a... More