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Floating Gardens on Inle Lake

Posted on June 9th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 3 comments

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 … Read More »



Ngapali Beach

Posted on January 16th, by Juan in Beaches. 4 comments

As the only beach destination with an airport, Ngapali is the most popular beach in Myanmar amongst foreign tourists. Another unspoilt beach which is closer to Yangon is Ngwe Saung, but it takes 6 hours by bus or car to get there.

The beaches on the Bay of Bengal in the Rakhine State are known for their white sand and clear blue water.

Ngapali has several unspoilt beaches, which are lined with palm trees providing natural shade.

Hotels and resorts have bamboo bungalows on the beach like this.

The houses in Ngapali are built in the traditional style, like this wooden house surrounded by palm trees.

Ngapali has a small fishing harbour, here you can see the boats before going out to sea.

Light bulbs suspended from bamboo for fishing at night. … Read More »






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