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Myanmar (Burma), Travel

Floating Markets Gardens of Inle Lake, Myanmar

This is the final set of photos from Inle Lake.   The locals are mostly involved in fishing activities or agriculture as their means of living.  They create floating islands out of a weeds and water hyacinths which they then build up in layers.   On these they grow various produce. They stop these floating away by staking the islands to the bottom of the lake via long poles.  Similar to the people who live on Lake Titicaca in Peru which I wrote about here. This series of photos shows some of these floating market gardens. P1220552 P1220553 P1220554 P1220555 P1220558 P1220560 P1220561 P1220562 P1220563 P1220564 P1220566 P1220567 P1220568 P1220569 P1220570 P1220572 P1220576 P1220577 P1220578 P1220579 P1220581 P1220582 P1220583 P1220584 P1220586 P1220621 Click these links to see the other photos in this series, part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5 , part 6. To see more about our visit to Myanmar, click here.  Next up will be IMO the highlight of the trip … BAGAN!  So be sure to follow my blog.

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