Wolfgang's photos

  • Life on the Inle lake

    Leg rowing, floating gardens, and villages on stilts over the water are the unique features that have turned this area into a tourist destination. When we came to Burma the first time in 1981 we were told to visit the lake very soon. "It will be bogged do…

  • Leg rowing fishers

    The Inle lake is known for its leg rowers and floating gardens and villages. The lives of these people is focused entirely on the lake.

  • Fishing carp with a conical net on Inle lake

    The Inle carp is a cultural symbol of the local people and is an important food for them; unfortunately, its population has been declining in recent years.

  • Intha fisher

    Fish caught from the lake - the most abundant kind is called nag hpein a sort from the carp.

  • Skipper on the tiller bar

    The way from Paung Pane to the resort Shwe Inn Tha the takes about 45 minutes. The first impressions about the daily life on the lake is marvelous. About 70,000 people from the ethic minority Intha are living on and beside the lake which is as big as 112…

  • Intha residents on the Inle lake

    They are unique because of their villages built on stilts over the water and their hydroponic farming based on floating gardens. Their traditional method of leg rowing, and fishing with conical nets has drawn attention and they are well known among the et…

  • Yawnghwe village

    Yawnghwe is the starting point for the tour on the Inle lake. Most visitors overnight in this village and start the tour with a boats hire for the trip

  • Sir U Po Tha

    U Po Tha one of the country's leading paddy merchants, was a very pious and generous man and donated many religious buildings like the Shwedagon Pagoda northern main pray hall this Chauk-Htat-Kyee Reclining Buddha and the Chauk-Htat-Kyee Monastery. He was…

  • Sailingboats on the Inya Lake in Yangon

    A view out from the Yangon Sailing Club where in 1996 the Optimist Asian Championship was celebrated, joining eight nations from Asia. Picture below shows one of my captures done from the regatta in 1996.

  • Venue of the Dinghy Fever

    1996 IODA Asian Optimist Championships Joining the nations: Myanmar, Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapur, Malasia, South Korea and Thailand

  • Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddhas feet

    The Buddha's foot print with the description of the lives of Buddha.

  • Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha Image

    The Chauk Htat Gyi huge image of Reclining Buddha, built in 1966 replacing the old image built in 1907 by Sir Hpo Thar. But it was suffered damage due to climate over the years. In 1957 it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure in 1966. It measures…

  • Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha Image

    The image then has a length of 59.28 m and a height of 30.4 m from the surface of the couch to the halo round the head with the height of the couch itself about 2 m above the platform. Extensive reconstruction completed in 1973 extended the length of the…

  • Sule Pagoda

    Situated right in the heart of Yangon city, Sule Pagoda is among the earliest landmarks for the city. According to the legends, Sule Pagoda was constructed during the time of Lord Buddha more than 2,500 years earlier. The pagoda rises to height of nearly…

  • Sule Pagoda and its sad history

    The pagodas area has been the centre of all major religious and political events in the history of Myanmar. Originally, it was built in South Indian architectural style but as the influence of Indian culture wore off, the pagoda was modified according to…

  • Yangons Sule Pagoda Road

    A main road of Yangon circles in the round about of the Sule Pagoda.

  • Sule Pagoda

    Sadly, in both 1988 and 2007, the Sule Pagoda became the first place to witness the brutal reaction by the Burmese government against the protesters.

  • Man carrying a basket full of coco

    Walking along the archway the porter carries a basket full with young coconuts to sell as a refreshment to the worshippers.

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