Fodor's Expert Review Ywama
This is where to come if you're keen to purchase souvenirs. Ywama was the first of Inle Lake's many small villages to get a big tourism push and, as such, its waterways are more packed than the others. Ywama is still charming and has retained its authenticity—certainly families still live here and you'll see giggling kids running around—but there are also lots of tchotchke peddlers. Every five days, a floating market is held, when even more hawkers convene on Ywama. Thrown into the mix are a handful of farmers who continue selling vegetables to locals.