These floating gardens are over about 20 feet of water. When I was told that I asked my boat driver "Really"? He knew that I thought he was stretching the truth so he took one of his 12 foot long oars and stuck it into the lake all the way up to his shoulder. And he didn't touch bottom! Ok, I believe you now! haha
In my picture you can see the bamboo sticking up high out of the gardens. Those are placed every few feet to keep the gardens from breaking up and moving around the lake as the wind can blow here. I did see some gardens that had broken away and were floating in the middle of the lake.
These guys are bringing some Green Bamboo to build the floating gardens. These long pieces are used to stabilize the gardens.
One the guys is rowing in the Inle Lake style while the other is paddling with his arms.