The fourth or fifth day of our trip, we went to Kakku to enjoy the Full Moon festival, a national day for the Pa-O tribe, also an important event for all Burmese for who astrology is so special. The Pa-O tribe is a rural tribe living on the countryside and hills surrounding the Inle lake. They are quite easy to recognize thanks to their dragon-shaped traditional hat.
We took part of the audience for different events in the Kakku site known for its stupa forest : a Pa-O traditional song contest and a Chinlon match : an amazing kind of beach soccer with a volley net and a wooden ball. Today, you need to ask for a Pa-O guide to be able to reach that beautiful area.
On the way back to Nyaung Shwe, we visited a new golden pagoda in the middle of the countryside and a nearby Pa-O village.
Full Moon is an important event for most Burmese people who will try to join a local festival and spend the full night enjoying puppet demonstration, traditional play or music. That kind of event is called "Pwe".
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zebzebar (615) 2006-07-09 10:22
tahnks for sharing
wolf38 (31258) 2006-07-09 10:45
A beautiful Portrait photo, - with still something background. By the head coverage one recognizes directly that the photo in Myanmar was made. I like Burma and nice humans there. Greeting, Wolfgang
s10001in (0) 2006-07-09 11:00
Steven Le Vourc'h ,
Sharp like any thing. Great colors.
Great buse of Bokeh.
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-07-09 19:10
My kind of photo. Very good to look at and the subject is engaging. Wonderful.
HIRAKZ (168) 2006-07-19 12:13
Nice travelouge and nice photos of Mynamar. You come from such a distant land, yet, living just next door, I am unable to do so inspite of invitations from scores of friends there. Maybe one day I will visit the country and keep your notes in mind.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Greetings from New Delhi, India.
flydragon (0) 2006-09-01 11:26
jolie portrait Steven
je suis bluffé par la qualité de ce Tamron
longtemps que je n'ai visité ra galerie
j'ai louper des images de ton voyage en Birmanie
alimo3 (6854) 2006-09-08 18:41
le portrait de cet homme est tres beau ,il est noble et plein de serenité.
j'aime bien la compo et le doux flouté arriére.
Luci (372) 2007-02-03 9:12
perfect portrait, very good sharpness and pleasant colour.Very well done.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 28-75 f2.8 DI, Digital RAW, Hama UV 72 mm
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 21 DAYS IN MYANMAR
- Theme(s): All together with the Burmese people [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 10:08
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