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“This lake is in Myanmar. During World War II it became graveyard for a large number of fighter planes of Allied Forces.”
Review of Lake of No Return

Lake of No Return
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Changlang
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I had heard of this lake for many years and had been desirous of visiting this lake having lived in Arunachal Pradesh for more than 5 years.
My chance to see it came this month when we visited Pangsau Pass. This lake is in Myanmar, a few kilometres from International Border. As there was shortage of time with us, we saw it from the crest of the International Border. The lake looked beautiful. I wished to go near the lake which has so much history but time shortage and the fact that it was in Myanmar prevented us from going there.
I looked at the lake for sometime, though from a distance and imagined how this lake was mistaken as a soft landing point by allied fighter planes and in the process both the planes and the pilots were lost. There are stories about loss of lives when Stilwell Road from India to China was being made during World War II. It is interesting to hear stories associated with the lake but nobody knows the truth behind the stories.
Its location, its history make it an interesting place to visit.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Lake of no return is a very adventurous place. Live to vist it with my friends. We enjoyed a lot. I like it.

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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.

8  Thank savio_pinto12
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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.

1  Thank renthlei_tetei
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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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