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U Bein Bridge

Built in 1849 with more than one thousand teak stilts over the Taungthaman lake, the U Bein is the largest teak bridge in the world (1,2 Km). Monks use to walk along it in the evening enjoying the magical light … Continue reading

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A boat trip around the Inle Lake (&6): On the way back

Inle Lake (Burma): August 2007

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A boat trip around the Inle Lake (5): Under the rain

Inle Lake. Burma. August 2007

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A boat trip around the Inle Lake (4): The house of silk spinners

Pictures of one of the silk spinners workshops you can visit while touring the lake. Inle Lake. Burma. August 2007 …….. Fotos d´un dels tallers de filadores de seda que pots visitar mentre fas un volt pel llac. Llac Inle. … Continue reading

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A boat trip around the Inle Lake (3): Some houses

In the lake there are a total of 17 villages built on stilts on the water. The houses, or pile dwellings, are made of teak or bamboo and can be built as houses, shops, schools, restaurants and even temples. Inle Lake. Burma. August … Continue reading

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A boat trip around the Inle Lake (2): The people of the lake

Intha, Shan, Kayah and other ethnic groups. Fishermen, giraffe women, oldmen who smoke, monks, children with “thanakha¨ (sunscreen based on ground tree bark), are some of the inhabitants of the 17 villages of the area. The people of the lake. Inle Lake. … Continue reading

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A boat trip around the Inle Lake (1): Some boatmen

22 Km long, 11 Km wide. Inle Lake is inhabited by the Intha people. Villages are built on stilts inside the lake. They are also famous for the way they propel the boats with their legs. Inle lake. Burma. August … Continue reading

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