I think it will be the last post during my stay in Myanmar because I'll go back to Japan on 8th early morning.
Anyway, I went to Inle-lake on January 4th and 5th. It was much colder than I expected. If you are planning to go there, I recommend you to bring some overcoats.
As usual I used a night bus to go there. I got used to using bus here after the trip to Kyikehteeyoe, Bagan and Inle.
On the first day I just went around Nyaungshwe by bicycle, which is the nearest city from Inle-lake. It was a different kind of trip from that of Bagan. There were not so many Pagodas there. But I could feel a nature. I was just able to spend my time. In the morning I went to a winery which was built for the first time in Myanmar. Just after I got there I ordered a glass of wine, which I found so nice. Not only the taste of the wine but also the view from the winery was so fantastic that I lost track of time.
This is inside of of the winery. I'm not familiar with wine making so I only put some photos here.
After this I went to a hot spring. I think Japanese hot spring is better than this lol. But I was satisfied to have been able to spend a time just as it flows. And at night, I needed a bottle of beer, you know. This day was only for a relaxation...
On the second day, I hired a boat and went around Inle-lake! It was really... cold! in the morning even though I was wearing 3 shirts. I could see some fishermen. Actually Inle-lake is famous for its picture of fishermen.
I went to a traditional tailor house and smith's shop and a market in the morning. These shops are literally on the lake. It reminded me of Venice in Italy. I think it's appropriate to mention here as Venice in Myanmar. As you can see below, houses and restaurants are also on the lake.
|Inside a tailor's house.|
She is making fibers from plants
|A smith's shop|
|A market with many foreigners|
I also went to some pagodas and a monestry.
|These are famous golden rocks. Actually they were originally statues of Buddha but people gilt with so many gold leaves that they finally became like rocks.|
Some pagodas were barely standing near Inn Thein Market. I could feel a history.
|It seem to be becoming a tree|
|Inside of Nga Phe Monestry|
On the back way to the hotel I saw many fishermen. I think they have been doing this since a very long time ago.
It was my last trip during this stay. I also fully enjoyed here.
And at last, I want to appreciate everybody who were concerned with this stay here. Thank you vary much for my friends, teachers, government officers and other people in Myanmar. Especially I want to appreciate Dr. Kawasaki, my supervisor. I got many experiences and knowledge as well as something I cannot tell exactly by words, all of which are priceless for me.
I'll definitely be back to Myanmar again. I don't know whether it's for my job or trip or others. But please keep in touch with me.
|A photo with my friends! Thank you all!|
Thank you for reading. See you.