Photographer's Note

And we continue our trip in Myanmar/Burma ...

Landing at the airport in Heho you have to drive about one hour to reach the Inle-Lake.

It is nearly 100 km North to South but only 5 km wide and there are more than 200 villages around it supporting a population of 150000. Most are Intha People - Intha means sons of the lake.

The main sight is Phaung Daw U pagoda.
Phaung Daw is the name of the royal bird.
It houses five 12th century Buddha images which have completely lost their shape due to the fact that devotees are constantly plastering them with gold leaves.
Every year there is a procession with boats starting from this pagoda, bringing these Buddhas to all the villages around.
In 1965 at the annual Phaung Daw U festival, the royal boat capsized in a storm and the the Buddhas sank. They only found 4 of them.
When they came back to the Pagoda, the 5th Buddha was standing on it's place - as if by a miracle.

Now I hope you like this story and also the shot showing this colourful Pagoda captured from inside our little boat. It was a wondeful day.
Thanks for looking and any words.

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