Myanmar 2: Inle Lake and countryside walk

Second part of our trip to Myanmar (Burma). A walk in the hills to meet isolated villagers, the famous Inlé Lake with its fishermen, floating gardens, pagodas and monasteries.

 

About the 2 places in this film

 

Inle Lake: Nestled in the highlands of Shan State in Myanmar, Inle Lake is famed for its floating villages, water gardens, and the Intha fishermen, known for their distinctive leg-rowing technique. This serene lake is surrounded by lush hills and inhabited by various ethnic groups, reflecting the country's cultural diversity. Visitors are captivated by floating markets, ancient pagodas, and local crafts, such as handwoven silk and Burmese cigars.

 

Countryside near Kalaw: Kalaw, a hill town on the edge of Shan State, serves as the perfect gateway to the picturesque Burmese countryside. A former British colonial hill station, Kalaw is enchanting with its hillside landscapes, agricultural plantations, and ethnic villages. Trekking through this area offers breathtaking views and meaningful encounters with local communities, showcasing preserved traditions and lifestyles.

 

Music: 

 (Myanmar)  - Traditional Music - Traditional Music, Air Mail Music

 - Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Sessions, Blue Note (CDP 7243 8 32787 2 5)

 - Gerry Mulligan - Absolutely the best of Gerry Mulligan

 - Tony Scott - Hommage to Lord Krishna, Verve (2304 008)

 - Ben Webster - Soulville, Verve (B0022188-01)

 - Clark Terry - Clark After Dark, MPS Records (0068.194)

 - Eric Dolphy - Other Aspects, Blue Note (BT 85131)

 - Randy Weston - Perspective, Denon (DC-8554)

 - Erik Satie - Entracte - Musique d'ameublement - Sonnerie pour réveiller le roi des Singes - Vexations, Erato (STU 71336)

 - The Modern Jazz Quartet - Lonely Man, Atlantic (SD 1381)

 

 

Inle Lake, Myanmar