The day we visited Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda complex (which will be coming up shortly in a future post) we also visited the Shwe Inn Tain Monastery and a small market. On our way to the pagoda complex, we walked through some of the villages in the area.
Our group stopped in at a local home, but I, and a number of others didn’t like to go in. It simply felt to instrusive to wander into someone’s home. Its not a zoo.
It was during the weekday so most of the children were at school, and you can read about that here and see the photos of the children.
Smaller children were at home, so we met a couple along the way. Most of the villages seemed fairly empty, as most likely the people were going about their daily business – likely at the market or tending their fields.
Bathtime in the river
Colourful Pa’o head scarf, different to the usual tartan ones we saw
A market seller’s colourful array of scarves
Ruins are everywhere!
And this painted block is likely ancient
This building near the school appeared to have a community meeting going on outside
Solar panels were a fairly regular item in a lot of homes
A pretty view of a field with the hills in the background
Returning from the market with produce
Tending the herd of cows
Some type of snack drying in the sun
This little girl was playing with this plastic bag – I missed snapping the photo of her with it over her head (yikes!)
Mooove along… nothing to see here
This little one was whacking the cows on the bum with the stick… they didn’t seem to care to move away
Pa’o woman selling scarves to the tourists
Pa’o girl selling scarves – a very good reason NOT to buy from children, she should have been in school!
Fresh produce returning home from the market
Bath time for baby in the river
The next few photos are just some of the homes we saw in the villages. Most living areas appeared to be upstairs with storage and animal shelter downstairs.
To see more about our visit to Myanmar, click here. Upcoming posts about Bagan and much more about the Inle Lake and the surrounding area will be coming in the next few weeks so be sure to follow my blog.