Floating Gardens on Inle Lake
These are the floating gardens on Inle Lake which tourists can visit on boat trips to the lake.
The surrounding mountains form a dramatic backdrop to this stunning lake.
Farmers move between their crops by boat through these narrow channels.
The villagers who live in these huts have developed a unique way to power their boats. They pedal with their feet, leaving their hands free for other things such as pulling up fishing nets or harvesting tomatoes.
The houses are made of bamboo and sit on top of long bamboo canes that hold them above the lake. The space under their houses is used to store their boats, as well as being a good place to do the laundry.
Local woman travelling though the floating village by boat.
Woman tending to her floating garden, wearing traditional thanaka make up to protect her skin from the sun.