Myanmar people are enchanting and very friendly. They always have a smile on their face and are ready to help you and chat with you. If you smile at anyone, you’ll get an amazing smile back! Check out the following photos and… SMILE! ;)In this first photo, my friend from a little tea stall on a Yangon street.
These two are mother and sister of the boy in the previous picture and are very special to me. They have a tea stall in the street which I went many nights for a quick dinner. The only thing she could offer me to eat was “tomato mix”. First time I said, ok, don’t know what it is but go ahead. It was delicious! Tomatoes, nuts, onions and many spices!
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Bamboo is used as building material in villages in Myanmar. There are 963 bamboo forests and 96 different species.
Bamboo belongs to the grass family and it is the fastest-growing plant on earth, growing between 60 and 100 cm per day. The husk, that you can see in the picture, is used for making hats as in this workshop in Mawlamyine (Moulmein).
Villagers use machetes, like the one on this man’s back, to cut down the bamboo.
This man is cutting and flattening bamboo canes so that it can be used to make the walls for a house.
This is the result of the flattened bamboo woven together. In rural villages houses are made completely from bamboo, even the windows and roofs.
Close up view of woven bamboo wall with a little friend.
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Bamboo is a versatile and widely used material in Myanmar. It’s common to see innovative solutions, like this bridge, created out of this sustainable resource around the country.
In this photo you can see that they use bamboo not only as the material to build their houses in the countryside, but also the stairs.
This stairs are 100% made of bamboo and very useful in this type of hut.
Look how they did each step with 2 bamboo canes to make the steps more comfortable to climb and the steps are fixed to the main structure with another piece of bamboo.
This bamboo plant pot caught my attention because of it’s simplicity and eco design.
Other countryside bamboo innovations include this useful device: they tie the cows up to a bamboo cane with … Read More »