A walk in the Burmese countryside • Myanmar

Embark on a 14-minute authentic journey into the serene heart of Myanmar's countryside, near the enchanting Kalaw. Witness farmers tending to their fields, an integral part of the region's traditional life, and marvel at the peaceful co-existence of humans and nature. From women drying peppers under the sun, to small traders weaving traditional clothes, each frame captures a slice of rural life in Myanmar. Be captivated by the scattered pagodas, a testament to the deep-seated Buddhist fervor that permeates Burmese culture. But this is more than just visual feast - our accompanying page offers historical explanations to enrich your understanding. This is not just a walk, but a deep dive into the soul of Myanmar. So, don't hesitate - click to discover!

This film was made on the basis of photos and videos taken during the trip Myanmar • Burma (EN)

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Walk in the countryside 

A small invigorating walk around the villages of Palaung and Pein Ne Bin allows you to meet the people of the countryside, to see their fields and their cultures and to exchange a few glances and words with them. 

This walk of ten kilometers in the countryside confirms once again the great fervor of Burmese Buddhists. Everywhere you can see stupas, usually small. Buddha constantly recalls the memories of the Burmese. 

On the country lanes, we see farmers working in their fields, others walking with their cows, women busy drying their peppers and buffaloes waiting peacefully to be looked after in front of their farm. 

But there are also small traders who weave their traditional clothes while waiting for a customer to pass. 

In short, a life made of tranquility and simplicity.

about the place, campagne près de Kalaw:

In the hills of central Myanmar, the air is more breathable and the atmosphere calmer than in the nearby sun-drenched plains. It is in these hills that the British created their mountain resorts to escape the heat to which the climate of their native island has not accustomed them. One of these stations is Kalaw, located about fifty kilometers south of Inle Lake. 

It is also in this region that nature walks are most enjoyable.

 

Spoken comments in the film: 

Near the town of Kalaw, in the hills of central Myanmar, one of the greatest pleasures is a walk in the fresh air. In this countryside with a tranquility of another age, we see almost as many stupas of all sizes (but especially small, even very small) as people. And when you see people, they are peasants busy planting or harvesting.

 

Music:

 - YouTube video library - Anamalie, (© Anamalie by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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 - YouTube video library - Automn Day, (© Autumn Day by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Artist: http://incompetech.com/)

 - YouTube video library - Becoming

 - YouTube video library - Breathing Planet

 - YouTube video library - Peaceful Mind - Astron

 

Disclaimer: Despite its appropriateness, copyright issues prevent the use of burmese traditional music in "A walk in the Burmese countryside • Myanmar", hence the use of royalty-free music. Despite our careful selection, some might regret this decision, which is necessary to avoid potential lawsuits. Although difficult, this decision is the only viable solution.

a pagoda in the countryside, the countryside near Kalaw • Myanmar

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stupas in the countryside, the countryside near Kalaw • Myanmar

stupas in the countryside

hot peppers drying in the sun, the countryside near Kalaw • Myanmar

hot peppers drying in the sun

a village in the mountains, the countryside near Kalaw • Myanmar

a village in the mountains

buffaloes on a farm, the countryside near Kalaw • Myanmar

buffaloes on a farm

Countryside near Kalaw, Myanmar

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