Myanmar's Heart-Shaped Treasure Rih Lake
Rih Dil( Rih lake) is a natural lake located in northwestern Chin State in Myanmar. Situated at Re Dawkhar city, near Myanmar-India border and 46 miles away from Pha Lan city of Chin State. Rih Lake is a heart-shaped lake surrounded by mountains with the height of 2,966 feet of sea level, about 1 mile in length, half a mile in width, near 3 miles in circumference and about 60 feet in depth. This pretty small lake has a huge meaning for Mizo people who live on both sides of the border. The Lake situated in 545 acres of protected public forest and is home to a wide range of colorful and attractive birds.It has a tranquil and beautiful setting: evergreen rice paddies and forested hill surround a deep blue lake.
Rhi Dil occupies an important status in the traditional religion and folktales of the Chin people including Zomi. Laimi, and Mizo. The lake has its high degree of isolation and is a major pilgrimage site for the Mizo not only in Chin State but also in the Mizoram State of India: additionally, it is also a most-liked place to hang out for people who live nearby, they can come to swim, drink or have fun at weekends.
The best time to visit Rih Lake is in the monsoon when the lake is encircled by mesmerizing evergreen rice paddies that creates a romantic love story in the eyes of tourists. Rih Dil is difficult to access due to its remote location. In Myanmar, travelers may use a bus service from Yangon to Monywa in Sagaing Division, from there they can get a 33-seat mini-bus, which is more compatible with the tricky roads of Chin State. In this area, you can especially experience ecotourism, adventure tourism and rural tourism. So, you should pay much attention to this place.