Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

 

The 13 pictures which follow are from a day spent with a friend in a long boat on Inle Lake in central Burma's Shan State.  We boarded with our boatman on a waterway that leads from Nyaungshwe, about 3 miles from the north end of the lake, and would return later in great haste and pouring rain.  Ominous clouds had begun to form while we were at the far end and by midway back the wind and the rain were in full force as we sped back across the white-capped water.

 Next week I'll continue the story, a visit to the "5 Day" Hill Tribe market at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda at the south end of Inle Lake, so called because the markets rotate on a 5 day schedule.

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Leg rowing fisherman.

Harvesting lake vegetation.

Lake harvest.

Filled to capacity.

Lake dwelling.

Bridge across a canal.

Beautiful bridge.

Graceful footbridge.

Lake community.

 Lakeside temples.

Reflection.

Water farm.

Water farmers.

 

See and read more about the area in my previous piece,
The Heart of Nyaungshwe.

 

 

Read more about Inle Lake and the famous leg rowing fishermen here.  

And more information for visitors here.  

 

 

 

To read more of PortMoresby’s contributions, click here.

 

 

 

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Thank you for another look at a place and life that are so different from mine...and that yet reminds me that each of us goes forward each day with the common necessity of living, contributing and contemplating the next day.

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

A compelling set of beautiful framed images, PortMoresby.  Thanks for sharing this adventure with all of us.

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"We do not take a trip, a trip takes us".  John Steinbeck, from Travels with Charlie

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