MYANMAR

A Buddhist man praying in one of the many temples of Bagan - Bagan

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A heard of ‎zebu‬, or humped back cows, stroll past ‎dhammayangyi‬ temple. Monumental in size and detail, this is just one of the thousands of ancient ruins that can be found in ‪Bagan‬, ‪Myanmar‬. Literally, over 2200 ‪stupas‬, ‪temples‬, and ‪monasteries‬ dot these dusty plains. The region is a sacred area for the ‪Buddhist‬ majority in the country. I took this photo on top of a temple rivalling in size, with a group of Burmese kids giggling right behind me - Bagan

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Zebus and goats trotting past temples - Bagan

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An Intha woman picking rice stems - Inle Lake

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Intha women passing rice stems - Inle Lake

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An Intha fisherman - Inle Lake

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An young Intha herder watches over his water buffalo - Inle Lake

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Intha youth and water buffalo share the rivers to escape the dry heat - Inle Lake

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An young Intha woman making lotus scarves in the stilt village of In Paw Khone. It can take up to 20 days for one scarf to be made, since the lotus materials are so tedious to collect and use - Inle Lake

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A Karen woman making clothing - Bagan.

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Thousands of boats are used everyday - Inle Lake

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The hills driving from Nyauge Shwe to Thazi.

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Intha youth playing football - Nyange Shwe

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An Intha man uses the traditional way of paddling with one leg to get down one of the main streets (canals) in the village of Kayla. Kayla is actually in the middle of Inle Lake, and so the only way to get around is by boat. The long bamboo poles in the background are used to keep each section of dirt stable so that the locals don't have to chase after their floating crops - Inle Lake

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A water buffalo enjoying a meal - Hsipaw.

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Two herders lead their zebus across some dry plains in search of any form of edible plants to graze on - Inle Lake

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Zebu cows can also be used for traditional festivities - Bagan

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An Intha fisherman - Inle Lake.

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Intha women tie bunches of rice together as they make their way from one side of the paddy to the next. They will later return to pick the bunches up, and sell them to a rice production company - Inle Lake

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An Intha woman watering some crops - Inle Lake.

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