Winter is a busy season at Myanmar's second-largest lake.
Thousands of migratory birds swoop in at Inle Lake just as tourists flock to the wildlife sanctuary for boat and hot-air balloon tours on crisp mornings. But if it were up to wildlife officials, the balloon tours would be scrapped.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline Growing perils of Myanmar's tourism industry. Subscribe