Inle Lake is probably the fourth most popular destination in Myanmar after Bagan, Yangon and Mandalay. You can reach it through the town of Nyaung Shwe. This is the nearest town for the lake and where all the buses and vans stop. This is also where you will find a lot of accommodations and restaurants. The town of Nyaung Shwe is basically a good base for exploring Inle Lake. It is a freshwater lake and the second largest lake in Myanmar.