Myanmar

A glorious trip to the popular places in the country, as well as slightly off the beaten track in Chin state.
Woman at waterfall  A woman playing drums at a waterfall in a remote region near Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Fishermen and cave  Fisherman outside a cave, a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Monk  Buddhist monk near the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Golden Rock in Mon State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Golden Rock  Pilgrims for the Nine Thousand Lights Festival at the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Golden Rock in Mon State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014.
Rice field  A rice field several miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. : Burma, Myanmar, travel Padaung woman with coin necklace  A woman of the Padaung tribe in a fairly remote area of Kayah State. Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Dock workers  Workers at a dock just outside of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Woman in Buddhist cave  A woman at prayer in a Buddhist cave a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014.
Girl with pressed natural rubber  For the Karen New Year festivities being celebrated in a rural village, I stayed at a house which was also being used by the household to harvest and process natural rubber. The girl who lived here was hanging sheets of natural rubber to dry. This was a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Happy Girl  A girl near Kyaikto in Mon State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Buddhist monk  Buddhist monk at Ananda Temple during the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. : Buddhist, Burma, Myanmar, monk, reflections, temple, travel Long neck Padaung  A long-necked Padaung woman in Ywama village near Indein village, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Refuse Worker  A refuse worker in Myanmar. Photo taken in December 2014. : Burma, Myanmar, travel Smoking at dawn  Lighting a cigarette at dawn near Kyaikto in Mon State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Kickboxing in Myanmar  Kickboxing (Lethwei) at a festival around Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). The fights can get quite bloody! Photo taken in December 2014. Monks and smoke  Novice monks in Pindaya, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. This place also had the biggest mosquitoes that I've ever seen; so big that I didn't recognise them until they started biting and, by then, it was far too late to apply any insect repellent!
Bicycle  A few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). A woman was working in a field and had parked her bicycle nearby. Photo taken in December 2014. Girl in Padaung village  A young girl in a fairly remote Padaung village in Kayah State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. : Burma, Myanmar, travel Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery  Novice monks at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, just outside Nyaung Shwe near Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Tattooed woman  A tattooed woman in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014.
Bagan balloon sunrise  Balloons and sunrise over the temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Tattooed woman  A tattooed woman in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014. Girl  A girl in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014. Buddhist monks  Buddhist monks at Ananda Temple during the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Women basket carriers  Women basket carriers in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Girl  Girl near Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Child on train  Child on a train in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Bicycle and sunset at U Bein Bridge  Bicycle and sunset at U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake, Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. : bicycle, bike, love, perfect, photo, travel, women
Ananda Pagoda Festival Pilgrims  Pilgrims attending the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Candle light  Women lighting candles next to a statue of a reclining Buddha near Shwe Sandaw Pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Pottery  At a pottery factory a few miles north of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Buddhist monk  Novice (child) Buddhist monk in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Young girl  A young girl inspecting us strangers at a site being prepared for the Karen New Year festivities in a rural village. The celebrations continued long into the night. This was a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Buddhist nuns at prayer  Student Buddhist nuns praying at a nunnery in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Young girl at Mingun  Young girl at Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Old man  Old man in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma).  Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014.
Buddhist monks  Buddhist monks at Ananda Temple during the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Tattooed woman with child  Tattooed woman carrying a child in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma).  Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014. Novice Buddhist monk  Novice Buddhist monk at Ananda Temple during the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Kids  Two kids at Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Novice Buddhist monks  Novice (children) Buddhist monks at Sulamani Temple in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Hot air ballon  The inside of the top of a hot air balloon over Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Puppet  Puppet. Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Reflections  Reflections from a tessellated mirrored wall in the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. : Burma, Myanmar, reflections, temple, travel
Man and rice  A man preparing rice for the Karen New Year festivities in a rural village. The celebrations continued long into the night. This was a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. Dawn  Dawn near the Kyaup Kalap Pagoda a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. : Burma, Myanmar, travel Mandalay dawn  Dawn over Mandalay, from Mandalay Hill, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Windows  Windows at a Buddhist monastery in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Man at Karen New Year festival  An old man at the Karen New Year festivities being celebrated in a rural village. The celebrations continued long into the night. This was a few miles from Hpa An, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in December 2014. : Burma, Myanmar, travel Three girls  Three girls on a boat near U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake, Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Tattooed woman  Tattooed woman in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Buddhist monks  Buddhist monks at a monastery near Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Inle Lake fishermen  Leg-rowing Intha fisherman at dawn on Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Tattooed woman pipe smoking  A tattooed woman smoking a pipe in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Two Buddhis monks  Buddhist monks at the Nyaung Ohak pagoda ruins near Indein, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Woman and child  A tattooed woman with child in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014.
Bagan sunrise  Sunrise over the temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Inle Lake Intha fishermen  Leg-rowing Intha fishermen on Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Kids  Kids in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma).  Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014. Dawn over Mandalay  Dawn over Mandalay, from Mandaly Hill, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Pilgrims on cattle carts  Pilgrims on cattle carts during the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Three girls  Three girls at Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Myanmar (Burma)  in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma).  Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014. Sunset at U Bein Bridge  Sunset at U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake, Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Long neck Padaung  A long-necked Padaung woman in Ywama village near Indein village, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Ananda Pagoda Festival Pilgrims  Pilgrims attending the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Shwe Indein Pagoda complex  The many pagoda spires at the Shwe Indein Pagoda complex at Indein near Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Buddhist monk in  Mingun Bell  Inside the huge Mingun Bell at Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Praying woman  Woman at prayer in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Buddhist monk shadow  Buddhist monk at a monastery near Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Tattooed woman pipe smoking  A tattooed woman smoking a pipe in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Girl  Girl near Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Tattooed woman weaving cloth  Tattooed woman weaving cloth in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma).  Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014. Woman water carrier  A woman carrying water in a field in the Bagan area, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Pilgrims on cattle carts  Pilgrims on cattle carts during the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Inle Lake tea  Leg-rowing Intha fishermen on Inle Lake at dusk pouring tea. Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Tattooed woman with nose flute  A tattooed woman playing a nose flute in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Inle Lake fishermen  Leg-rowing Intha fisherman at dawn on Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Sunset at U Bein Bridge  Sunset at U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake, Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Old couple  An old couple in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014.
Wood working  A worker chopping wood near Indein village, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Chin State  Scenery in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Girl with puppet  Girl with puppet near Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Women carriers  Two women carrying heavy loads near the Shwe Indein Pagoda complex at Indein near Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Old man  An old man in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Buddhist monk  Buddhist monk at the Nyaung Ohak pagoda ruins near Indein, Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Sunset at U Bein Bridge  Sunset at U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake, Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Young man relaxing on a train  Sometimes, you just have to put your feet up and relax. A young man travelling on a train in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Novice Buddhist monks  Novice (children) Buddhist monks at Ananda Temple during the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Inle Lake dawn  Dawn with the leg-rowing Intha fisherman on Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Household  Household in a remote village in mountainous Chin State, Myanmar (Burma).  Mithan skulls decorate the outside of the house. Photo taken in January 2014. Cattle cart  A cattle cart somewhere between Bagan and Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Girl  Girl with puppet near Mingun Pahtodawgyi pagoda, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Sunset at U Bein Bridge  Sunset at U Bein Bridge on Taungthaman Lake, Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Bagan temples  Temples in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014. Ploughing  Plouging on a farm somewhere between Bagan and Chin State, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.
Pottery  Cermaic water filters at a pottery factory a few miles north of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Photo taken in January 2014.