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Inle Lake Full Day Tour
"A full day guided journey of Inle Lake and all of its charm await you today as you board your boat and cruise along the lake. You will have your own personal guide with you who will provide insight and history on the different villages and people who cal as the lake's shore and islands host various villages on stilts.On your journey you will witness local fisherman and their one of a kind skill used to glide across the lake. The unique technique of leg rowing where one leg is wrapped around the p a teeming market and an Intha village around the lake. The day also includes a visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Inn Paw Khon Village and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. After having time to experience these unique sights you will be guided back to finish off your day.""""A must experience on any journey to Myanmar the natural beauty and serenity of Inle Lake. A full day guided expedition by boat of the lake will have you witness the many different villages and ethnic cultures that inhabit the area. In addition to the stilt houses and locals you will encoun
From $36.00
 
2-Hour Sunset on Inle Lake
"You will be picked up from your hotel by boat and taken to the middle of the lake to view sunset over the Shan mountains. Take pictures of the local fishermen on their way home silhouetted by the falling sun. This will include the famous leg-rowing fishermen floating gardens and the villages on stilts. A stop will also be made at Paung-Daw-Oo Pagoda an important religious site in the Shan State. After the last rays have been and gone make your way back to your hotel as the temperature drops in time for dinner."""
From $11.00
 
Mandalay Cultural Heritage Day Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel at 8am Mandalay city sightseeing tour. You visit starts with Manamuni Pagoda where the Mahamuni Buddha image is venerated. The Mahamuni Buddha Temple (also called the Mahamuni Pagoda) is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site. Ancient tradition refers to only five likenesses of the Buddha made during his lifetime; two were in India two in paradise and the fifth is the Mahamuni Buddha image in Myanmar. According to the legend the Buddha visited the Dhanyawadi city of Arakan in 554 B.C. After casting the Great Image the Buddha breathed upon it
From $42.00

More Local Customs in Zayatkyi

Blacksmithing

These 5 guys were swinging those big hammers so fast that the process sounded like a machine! On a sad note I did notice that there were young boys that looked like they were my sons age (12) that...
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Jun 12, 2003

Blacksmith

It was very cool to watch a hunk of metal being pounded on by 5 guys that were all in synch with each other pounding away on the Red Hot hunk of steel! And of course they were barefoot with bits of...
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Apr 17, 2003

Weed Gathering

All over the lake you can see weed gatherers. It is used to build floating gardens and also to add to the size of the property. It also serves a double pupose of keeping the boating lanes clear of...
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Apr 17, 2003

Making an Umbrella

After the paper making process you can see how they made umbrellas. It was a very interesting process. The umbrellas were made with 2 sheets of the handmade paper with real flowers placed between the...
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Apr 16, 2003

Removing the paper from the frame

Here you can see the paper being removed from the frame. The paper is very nice and soft. But seemed quite strong. They also make lot's handicraft items from the paper. Such as Umbrellas and fans. I...
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Apr 16, 2003

Paper Making

In the area you can find people making paper that comes from the bark of a local tree.The process as I remember it:1)Gather the bark2)Soak it in water to soften it3)Smash it into a pulpy mixture with...
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Apr 16, 2003
 
 
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More Silversmiths of Ywama

These guys can also do custom work if you are going to be spending any amount of time in the area it might be nice to get a special piece made just the way you like!These guys are very friendly and...
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Apr 16, 2003

Silversmiths of Ywama

In a nearby village called Ywama you can find silversmiths that operate of their homes and there are a couple of small shops established if you would like to make purchases. The work seemed quite nice...
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Apr 16, 2003

Umbrella assembly

Here you can see the Umbrellas in various stages of assembly. Quite a process! But the final product is beautiful!
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Apr 16, 2003

More Paper making

Here she is making sure the paper will be the proper thickness and makes sure it is spread out evenly.
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Apr 16, 2003

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