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    Some of my photos from Burma in 2003


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    On the road to Mt Popa


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    Mt Popa, this was one hell of a climb


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    This Taunggyi town, the main town on Inle Lake


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    Inle lake


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    It is very nice and quiet up here in the Shan mountains. The lake is also crystal clear.

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    A local at the market


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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge View Post
    Mt Popa, this was one hell of a climb
    wow , great photo

    bit of quick triva from the winki :

    Mt. Popa is considered the abode of Burma's most powerful nats and as such is the most important nat worship center. Many Burmese pilgrims visit Mt. Popa every year, especially at festival season on the full moon of Nayon (May/June) and the full moon of Nadaw (November/December). This festival is known as Taunghyon (near Mandalay). Before King Anawrahta's time, thousands of animals were sacrificed to the nats during festivals. Burmese superstition says that on Mt. Popa, one should not wear red or black or bring meat, especially pork, as it could offend the resident nats. Mt. Popa is also the home to many monkeys.


    the reference to PORK is intriguing .........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    wow , great photo bit of quick triva from the winki : Mt. Popa is considered the abode of Burma's most powerful nats and as such is the most important nat worship center. Many Burmese pilgrims visit Mt. Popa every year, especially at festival season on the full moon of Nayon (May/June) and the full moon of Nadaw (November/December). This festival is known as Taunghyon (near Mandalay). Before King Anawrahta's time, thousands of animals were sacrificed to the nats during festivals. Burmese superstition says that on Mt. Popa, one should not wear red or black or bring meat, especially pork, as it could offend the resident nats. Mt. Popa is also the home to many monkeys.
    Thanks Mid

    Yeh, Mt Popa was an amazing place with hundreds of pilgrams. Some of the elderly were being carried up in stretches, I found it hard enough in some places walking on my own with how steep some sections were. There were lots of nats everywhere in little caves on the walk up which people were stopping at to pray and give offerings. It had a real nice feel to it.

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    Amazing photos Sledge ... the photo of the fisherman in post #10, was that near the coast or in an inland river?

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    You are a real photographer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    Amazing photos Sledge ... the photo of the fisherman in post #10, was that near the coast or in an inland river?
    Thanks, That photo is on Inle lake which is in the Shan State

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon
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    Thanks Sharon, I'll try and post more soon

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    Looks great Sledge ... here's Inle Lake on Google Earth I think .

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    a floating market on Inle lake


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    Looks great Sledge ... here's Inle Lake on Google Earth I think
    Yeh Wayne that looks like, these next few photos are taken at a festival about 3 hours south of Inle on a canal by a long tail boat. It had only just opened up to foreigners down there and had to pass through army check points to register going in and out. You can also see this if you scroll down soth on goggle earth.

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