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Faces of Myanmar

Posted on March 29, 2017 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments

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A young girl in Bagan

 

When I travel, what interests me most is not the sights but the people. I enjoy take photographs of people, especially children. Myanmar is a diverse country with 135 distinct ethnic groups, so not only does the scenery changes as you travel around, but the ethnicities of the people you encounter are likely to differ too. And like most countries, the friendliest people we met were in villages and not in the touristy areas or somewhere recommended by the guidebooks.

Since 89% of the population is Buddhists, it is easy to spot monks and nuns walking along the streets or conducting alms arounds. Our visit to a nunnery was fascinating, but the joyous moment happened when we encountered a group of young nuns and monks playing at The National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens. They were incredibly cute and funny, and watching them trying to do somersaults or outdo each other was the highlight of our day.

 

Children

 

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dsc_0021-min  burmese children

burmese child

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burmese child

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burmese childen  burmese childen

burmese childen

burmese childen

burmese childen

 

Families, communities & villagers

 

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burmese family 

burmese family

burma

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villagers

villager

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Souvenir sellers & workers

 

burmese boy  burmese people

airport workers

burmese roof worker

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lake rower

gardener

 

Tribal groups around Inle lake

 

inle lake

inle lake fishermen

inle lake fishermen

inle lake farmers

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inle lake villager

inle lake villager

inle lake villager

long necked tribal woman  inle lake villager

inle lake villager

kayaker

burmese costume

 

Monks

 

burmese monks

burmese monks

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burmese monks

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burmese monks

burmese monk

burmese monks

burmese monk  burmese monks

burmese monks

burmese monks

 

Nuns

 

burmese nuns

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burmese monks and nuns

burmese nuns

burmese nuns

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burmese nuns

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Animals

 

animals

horse cart

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dog  burmese dogs

 

City people (& cockerel) in Mandalay & Yangon

 

burmese man

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burmese woman  burmese family

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burmese footballers

burmese girls

burmese women

burmese children

coffee melody  coffee drinks

yangon

yangon post office

yangon

yangon

 


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