Inle Lake in Myanmar is famous for its floating villages and gardens and the unique way of life of the local people. Local fishermen are known for practicing a distinctive rowing style which involves standing at the stern on one leg and wrapping the other leg around the oar. This unique style evolved out of necessity as the lake is covered by reeds and floating plants, making it difficult to see above them while sitting. Standing provides the rower with a view beyond the reeds. In addition to fishing, locals grow vegetables and fruit in large gardens that float on the surface of the lake. The farmers gather up lake-bottom weeds from the deeper parts of the lake, bring them back in boats and make them into floating beds in their garden areas, anchored by bamboo poles. These gardens rise and fall with changes in the water level, and so are resistant to flooding. Almost all the houses in the village on the lake itself sit on stilts and are made of woven bamboo.
A floating tomato garden – Attribution, Link