Myanmar | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
The view from the ruins of Soe Min Gyi Monastery, every bit as good as the view from Shwesandaw Pagoda, but without the crowds

“There are only 54 steps to the top,” said my guide, Mu Mu. Easy-peasy, I thought. I can do that without even breathing hard. Halfway up the face of Shwesandaw Temple,...

Betel Nut Vendor at Nyung Shwe market near Inle Lake, Myanmar. His teeth are stained from chewing betel nut concoction

Click on title to view photo in large format: Betel nut vendor at the Nyung Shwe market near Inle Lake, Myanmar. His teeth are stained from chewing betel nut, which is...

Stilt house on Inle Lake in Myanmar, with floating gardens surrounding the home

Click on title to view photo in large format: Typical stilt house on Inle Lake, Myanmar, with floating gardens surrounding the home. Entire villages are built over the lake in this...

Typical floating house in Inle Lake, Myanmar, built of woven bamboo matting

Inle Lake, Myanmar (formerly Burma), is home to nearly 200,000 residents who have developed unique measures that allow them to live in harmony with the lake. As water depths can vary...

Some of the 1,047 ancient stupas that crown a hilltop at Shwe Indein Pagoda near Inle Lake, Myanmar

Click on title to view photo in large format: These are just a few of the 1,047 ancient stupas that crown a hilltop at Shwe Indein Pagoda near Inle Lake, Myanmar....

Traditional fishermen on Inle Lake balance on one leg at the front of their boats, rowing with a paddle attached to the other leg. The elevated position allows them to navigate through dense vegetaion that grows in the shallow lake waters.

The sun was setting when our tour boat arrived at an area of Inle Lake frequented by the famous one-legged fishermen of Myanmar. We drifted up to a young man in...