Inle Lake

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Inle Lake - our long boats are ready

Inle Lake - our guide's map reading excercise

Inle Lake - ready to go

Inle Lake - our cabins viewed from the lake

Inle Lake - a fisherman

Inle Lake - locals working on the floating vegetable gardens

Inle Lake - the locals build vegetable gardens on top of floating weed beds

Inle Lake - local traffic on the canals cut through the floating vegetable gardens

Inle Lake - local traffic on the canals cut through the floating vegetable gardens

Inle Lake - the floating gardens are held in place with bamboo poles sunk into the floor of the lake

Inle Lake - local traffic on the canals cut through the floating vegetable gardens

Inle Lake - "strike the pose"

Inle Lake - local traffic on the canals cut through the floating vegetable gardens

Inle Lake - a pagoda on the lake

Inle Lake - cruising through the villages on the lake

Inle Lake - cruising through the villages on the lake

Inle Lake - cruising through the villages on the lake and the kids wave

Inle Lake - working the floating vegetable gardens

Inle Lake - a dried fish stall at a market

Inle Lake - sourcing floating weed for the floating vegetable gardens

Inle Lake - a fisherman launches his net

Inle Lake - a fisherman retrieves his net

Inle Lake - a fisherman catches a fish in his net

Inle Lake - a cheroot factory consisting of members of the same family

Inle Lake - a cheroot factory consisting of members of the same family

Inle Lake - Burmese cat breeding

Inle Lake - Burmese cat breeding

Inle Lake - Kylie with our guide hamming it up

Inle Lake - Lotus root fibre cloth weaving - extracting the fibres from the root stalk

Inle Lake - weaving the Lotus root fibre into cloth

Lotus root cloth is supposedly 10 times more expensive than silk cloth

Inle Lake - a traditional Shan dress in Inn Dein

Inle Lake - up a canal to Inn Dein where we commence a morning trek through villages

Inn Dein - in a village a local is making rice crackers to take to the market to sell

Inn Dein - trekking along a path and here comes some local transport

Inn Dein - trekking along a path and the locals come out for their photos to be taken

Inn Dein - these girls followed us as we were trekking

We entered a school where the teachers were preparing lessons and these girls rattled off a few songs for us

Inn Dein - trekking along a path and we come across locals harveting sunflower seeds

Inn Dein - stupas of the Shwe Inn Thein pagoda

 

 

Inn Dein - stupas of the Shwe Inn Thein pagoda

Inn Dein - stupas of the Shwe Inn Thein pagoda

Inn Dein - stupas of the Shwe Inn Thein pagoda with me

Inn Dein - stupas of the Shwe Inn Thein pagoda

Inn Dein - a bamboo bridge to walk over...a little bit shaky

Inn Dein - Cornelia mkaes her way across the bamboo bridge

Inn Dein - Cornelia mkaes her way across the bamboo bridge

Inn Dein - Kylie mkaes her way across the bamboo bridge

Inn Dein - Kylie mkaes her way across the bamboo bridge

Inn Dein - the local water taxies load up with goods for transporting along the canals