Village life near Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda complex – Inle Lake, Myanmar
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.
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.
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It’s hard to say from photos, but they all look happy content and healthy. And is there much crime?
I heard the crime rate was relatively low as pretty much no one has anything to be coveted or envious of. Not sure if that is true, but I suspect the gap between have and have not will be growing fast in Myanmar as their economy picks up.
My! The photos are phenomenal! So vivid. It was like taking a walk through the village.
Thank you, glad you liked them! 🙂
Hi, Paula. I love this set of photos! My husband was in Myanmar last year–brought back photos (as usual!), but not of village life. Thanks for putting it all together and giving me/us a little peek into a virtually unknown world (here in the USA).
It was an amazing experience. I love travelling through Asia, its so interesting and different to life in a “western” country.
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