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Sagar (Burma)

Practical information about Sagar

  • Family
  • Relaxation
  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Viewpoint
  • River
  • Lake
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Handicraft
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3 hours by canoe from Nyaungshwe
When to go
From November to March
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Sagar

Marc Sigala Travel writer
67 travel articles

The region of Sagar is situated to the south of Inle Lake. It takes several hours by canoe to reach the area, but this is what makes it one of the most interesting and well-preserved in the region of the lake.

My suggestion:
Inle Lake is without doubt one of the most visited tourist sites of Burma and Sagar remains the best way to discover this region off the beaten track. So don't hesitate to make the effort to reach the village.

Of course, I recommend going to Sagar by canoe, which is a great opportunity to discover the daily life of the inhabitants of the region. A proportion of the Burmese people enjoy a privileged relationship with water and it would be a pity not to discover this aspect during your stay in Burma (today known as Myanmar).

I deeply appreciated the journey on the water and particularly the peaceful, yet lively character of Sagar, a small jewel protected by the distance of the water. After enjoying a little of the village, I went for a stroll among the pagodas invaded by vegetation and the stupas that have been submerged by the rising waters, which I strongly recommend. They are more or less everywhere around Sagar. The best is then to go to Thar Yakone, which offers an impressive group of these religious buildings, of more recent construction in this case.

Houses on stilts near Sagar