Saturday, January 16, 2016

My Favourite Place at Lake Inle / Myanmar. A Post for Wandering Wren.

Indein Pagodas
On the western bank of the Inle Lake is a magical place with hundreds of ancient stupas most of which are overgrown with bushes. As the place is practically unprotected many Buddha images have been vandalised, heads are broken off and are sold to tourists. When we went the first time we were the only people visiting, a couple of months later it was already different. I hope that because of the increase of tourism some of the money will find its way into the protection of this unique place.
The place is connected with the lake by a narrow winding creek and it is wonderful to see buffaloes taking a bath, farmers on their rice paddies, people washing their clothes and themselves.


                                                                                                                                                                             









Evening over the lake.




19 comments:

  1. These are amazing glimpses and views. Those structures are most fascinating to me! I'm so thankful for the places and photos you and others share that broaden my world.

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  2. These are amazing glimpses and views. Those structures are most fascinating to me! I'm so thankful for the places and photos you and others share that broaden my world.

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  3. wow karen, what a fantastic series… thank you for taking us with you on this journey!

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  4. Wonderful sequence. I really like your second photo.

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  5. Beautiful pictures both in color and b&w!

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  6. Das sieht nach einem fantastischen Ort aus, schöne Fotos.

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  7. Ich kann mich schon wieder nur wiederholen: so wunderschöne Orte, die du da besucht hast!

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  8. Love seeing these images and reminiscing of my two visits as well!! One can only imagine what a few years will bring...

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  9. How amazing Karen, one of the nicest blogging moments ever to see your special recommendations. Thank you thank you! I can't wait to try and get to your favourite place at Inle Lake, the count down is well and truly on for our trip in a few weeks, such a lovely way for us to prepare for our own adventure. Myanmar looks an awesome place, your photos are magical!
    Wren x

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  10. What beautiful snippets into the lives of these people.

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  11. Reading your post and then seeing the photos does leave one wondering how tourism will affect the area. Beautiful photos.

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  12. I love your Myanmar photos! You are such a wonderful photographer!

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  13. Thanks for taking me on a journey!

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  14. So much beauty! I especially love seeing the people.

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  15. wunderschöne Fotos aus einer fernen Welt. Ganz groartig!!
    vielen Dank fürs posten.
    Liebe Grüße
    susa

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  16. Liebe Karen,

    Deine Bilder sind immer so faszinierend, Du kannst die Momente sehr gut einfangen! Es ist schön, dass Du so wunderbare Reisen unternehmen kannst!

    Es wäre sicherlich gut, wie Du schreibst, dass ein Teil des Geldes aus Turismus in den Erhalt dieser Orte gehen kann...

    Liebe Grüße
    Ioana

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  17. These are particularly stunning photos.
    Greetings from Finland.
    Orvokki

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