Wolfgang's photos

  • Mask for Pee Ta Khon Ghost festival

    Its sometimes known as Ghost Festival and the most common name for a group of festivals held in Dan Sai in the Loei province. The events take place over three days some time between March and July every year.

  • Pond bird finds a small home stay

  • Fishers at the early morning

    An early tour on the lake brings us close to the fishers who try to catch carp fish.

  • Fisherman leg-rowing

    The Inle lake is the only place in the world where we can find people who propel their boats by "leg rowing." The fisher keeps both of his hand free to throw the fishnet. This scene is common every where on the lake. You should try to do this too, wearing…

  • Fisherman's position

    A boat trip on the lake is a must do. The most famous scene is a fisher man standing at the end of the boat and rowing with his leg. Here the fisher has thrown the net already to catch the carp fish.

  • Fishing artist

    Last impression of the artistic style from the Intha people: Standing at the edge of the small boat with one leg, rowing the boat only with the other leg, throw out the net with both free hands, wearing a Longyi, the Burmese sarong for men. If I would try…

  • On the way back to Nanthe village

    On the early morning during our return to the Heho airport we had the enjoyment of the last scenes on the Inle lake which gave us the wish for a soon return to this amazing place with its imposing friendly people.

  • The lake in morning sunshine

    Enjoy the early morning hours seeing scenes with the local residents doing their fishing work. The rising sun gives a marvelous color light over the lake.

  • Morning idyll on the waterway

    Every early morning the Inle lake is showing the scenes of hundreds fishing men, setting the fish traps. An unforgettable view.

  • Fishing in small groups

    Herding a school of fish into their nets by hitting the water with their oars.

  • Fishing in the early morning

    Best scenes happen during the early morning when a slight mist lie over the lake.

  • Sunset view from the veranda

    After a busy day of sightseeing we relaxed on the porch and enjoyed the dreamlike sunset every early evening.

  • Golden barge in its house

    The boat house next to the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda the Hintha Boat is stored in this hall when not in use. Annually, during the Burmese month of Thadingyut (from September to October), an 18-day festival is held, during which four of the Buddha images are pl…

  • Simple house on the waterway

    Most residents live in simple houses of wood and woven bamboo on stilts and are largely self-sufficient farmers. Here a long tail boat is parking under the house, windows have no glass and bath, shower and toilet is outside on the veranda. Steep steps to…

  • Kyauk Taing village

    Leaning cottage to store firewood and the use for a tool shed.

  • Intha woman doing pottery work

    She is very proud to show her skills about forming pots and caps. Pottery handicraft is common since a long time by the Intha tribes.

  • Intha kids

    While the mother is doing her pottery the kids had fun to repeat our German talking in parrot-fashion with an immediate clear and correct pronunciation.

  • Waterway through the swamp

    Last hundred meters to the lake side and the village of the pottery handicraft center. The canal is too shallow and we had to get off the boat walking through the mud.

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