Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inle Lake, Myanmar

Today was the most amazing day!

The river connects Inle Lake to Nyaung-shwe.  Inle Lake is 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide.  


Boats waiting for customers-


Homes on stilts and a woman doing her washng-


The fishermen have a paddle wrapped around one leg which allows them to manoeuvre their boat while fishing-



This is a working river and lake so there is a lot of traffic.  They fransport everything!



Tomatoes-


Barrels of ....


Boxes of .....


and even a live pig-


We went to a silver workshop.  This is silver ore-


It's chemically separated, then heated to produce-


The silver strips are rolled to make a bangle-


Passing through a village-


   

A home made with mats of woven bamboo that even has satellite tv-


Souvenirs at a market-



Lacquer ware-


Pails of lacquer-


Betel making-


There are a lot of betel chewers and this is what the ground looks like from all their spitting!


Fibres from the lotus plant are used in weaving.  A small scarf costs $75!



We went to a knife making workshop.  Two men used sledge hammers to shape the hot blade-


A boat takes a month to make and sells for $2500.  They're made from teak wood-


Floating gardens of the Inthe tribe-



Cigar making-


Today was a fantastic day!  The weather was great and the sights were amazing!

































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