Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

The best way to expore a country is by walking!! I love to explore my surroundings by foot! So when I heard about a trip which was offered to go by boat and go walking in rural are of Myanmar I immediatly booked this trip. We would go to a fishermen village near Chaung Tha, the place where I was staying.

Having a walk through a village of local people in Chaung Tha, Myanmar.

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

It’s just going down a side alley and you walk out of the tourist area to see how the locals live.
I must see that all the people of Myamar are very nice and seem happy. If you give them a smile almost all gives you a smile back.

You see the tanaka on the faces? I loved that way to protect you against the sun…and sometimes they made it into a fashion thing also!!

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

I saw the local restaurant,  it is not much different compared to the ones you see on the street in the tourist areas or centre of the cities. The only differents is that this one was at the doorstep of a house and so had a real table and bigger chairs. Most of the chairs and tables they have are plastic. You see plastic everywhere!

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

I also saw a woman making clothes on her porch, on the other side of her house she sold it. She was sitting at a table with an old sowingmachine in front of her, just working outside in the open air.

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Also came by a repairshop for cars ans scooters. They were making something with a lasser. They don’t have regulations as we have, they weren’t wearing glasses or anything to protect their eyes. They didn’t have any protections for their bare legs or arms.

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

When we were walking further we came at a river and took a boat to cross the river. The guide told us we would be going to a remote village. I saw a waterbuffelo standing at the riverbank where we set ashore. Walking on land we saw a couple of houses with some land they were agregating.

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar


They were growing vegetables and I saw that they were drying flowers for seeds. The guide told us they can manage with the vegetation for food and for planting next year ofcourse.

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar
The people in the village didn’t mind us taking pictures. When I showed them the pictures I took they were surprised to see themselfs. The reactions are great to see. I don’t think they see themself that often in a mirror. So seeing themself, especially for kids, is strange and sometimes a surprise 🙂
I really liked to showing them how they looked like. And also gave me the opportunity to make pictures of them.

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

We went on to our last stop for the day.

 

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

The last stop was a great viewingpoint

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

I had a great day near the city of Chaung Tha where I stayed for 4 days as a start of my travel through Myanmar! Some beach days were very welcome 🙂

Fishermen village near Chaung Tha, Myanmar

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