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UNESCO’s newest biosphere reserve

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Inle Lake, located in Shan State, covers approximately 490,000 hectares and is home to a wide variety of birds, fish, otters and turtles. This large freshwater body also serves as a farm to one of the ethnic groups in the region, the Inthas, who practice floating island agriculture, locally called ‘Yechan’.

Read about how the Inle Lake has been granted UNESCO status here.