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“Very Strange”
Review of Lake of No Return

Lake of No Return
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Changlang
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The lake has many stories associated with it. During World War II, a number of pilots chose the lake for emergency soft landing when they were attacked by the enemies. In this process a number of aircrafts disappeared and drowned in the lake. So the Americans called it as "Lake of no return" as the pilots did not return from here.
After losing the battle, The Japanese soldiers lost their way and perished into the lake.
During the construction of the Ledo road, the American soldiers went to examine the lake and got stuck in the plantation of the lake, here never to come back.
A number of British troops got lost in the sand lake.
The local tribes believe that any aircraft that flies over the lake never comes back to reaches its destination.

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Not only is the name unique; it served a unique purpose as well. The lake aided in soft landing of aircrafts that were hit by enemies during Second World War while on their return mission. The lake was the chosen destination for landing when aircraft developed snags as well. Since many planes perished here, the lake was named thus. The Lake of No Return is situated 12 km from Nampong and it can be seen from Pangsau Pass.

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

The lake of no return on the Indo-Myanmar border is actually about 5 Kms inside myanmar....it is not developed as a tourist attraction so you may not plan to drive upto there but one may still witness from a height on the border and see its vastness and calm surroundings.....Recommende for a visit.

2  Thank preetman9
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Quite excited to visit Pangsau pass and see the mysterious Lake of no return in the Indo- Myanmar border. Great view of the lake from the Pangsau village of Myanmar

2  Thank JojiJoshuaPhilipose
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

First of all not sure why Trip Advisor is listing the lake in Arunachal Pradesh as actually it is one the Myanmar side.

My visit to the lake was coinciding with the Pangsu Pass Winter Festival 2013 being held on the India side.It was nothing sort of adventurous for us when on the first day of the tour we managed to get our passes to cross over, thanks to the travel agency Help Tourism. The two kms till the army post on the India side and then the 5 km of no man's land is surely one tough terrain My imagination ran riot when I imagined how the entire route must have been during the WW II when the allied forces marched on here. Me and my three friends felt as if we were taking a part in the history of that land. Once on crossing the border, we spent little time at the Burma Bazar but still wanted to try our luck visiting the lake . At the army post we were told that the time is over for visiting the lake and we should try our luck the next day. But as they say lady luck does has its own ways . I could manage to locate a Burmese security personnel, who I intuitively felt will help us in our tryst with the lake. And he did , of course going beyond his official duty..:-) We were allotted two bikes . The 12 km ride was extremely bumpy but the bikers were nice. They made a halt at a village where we were welcomed with tea ( mind you, they were not having the tea but somehow managed to get it a from a house and yes, they did not charge for the tea). Felt so so homely there in those few minutes that we spent while going as well as during our return.. They even gave wooden cups as present.Apart from this village halt, we did not see any other soul all along our way to the lake.

The last bit of the journey to the lake was a bit slussy . We managed to cross over that patch and walked on...All of us were lost for words to describe our feeling on being there.Clean n neat , felt totally untouched. Felt as if we were in heaven.As it was turning dark soon , clicked photos to our heart's content and returned back to the border and back to Jairampur.

All in all an unforgettable journey of our life time!!!

PS : At this point I would like to mention that we were extremely lucky to be there on day 1 as the next day on wards, the place seemed to have been littered with bottles and plastics as told by others who went there the next day.

8  Thank GeetanjaliDhar
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