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Inle Lake, a shallow lake found in the south of Shan State in Myanmar, is one of the most scenic lakes in Southeast Asia. Life around Inle Lake is spread around in 17 villages located both on waterside and small islands, with the only transportation is possible by boats. Although the lake water is not deep, it is full of water plants.

Most of the locals (also known as Intha people) are fisherman who spend their remaining time on the fields. When the season changes, they work as silversmith or making ceramics as well.

The Intha method of fishing is unique: the fisherman uses a tall conical trap containing a gill net. Spotting any signs of fish in the water, he thrusts the trap into the waters to catch the fish.

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 22 N: 461] (2940)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-10-28
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 6:13
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