Inle Lake, located about 600 km north of Yangon, has been one of Burma's top tourist attractions in recent years. The Inthas living around the lake have been an ancestral fishing method which has now become a real tourism attraction.
being an Inle-based fishermen requires a great deal of agility! These acrobats definitely have a technique of their own: The fisherman balances on one leg at the stern of its – very unstable – wooden pirogue in order to use its other leg to help as an extra hand! They either wrap it around the oar to have two free hands or use the leg to launch their trap or net.
For the Intha, fishing is done exclusively by men while women are taking care of growing vegetables in their floating gardens.
They are also known to use banana leaves to attract their prey.
Here are a few photos of the Moken fishermen we have encountered during our cruises in Mergui Archipelago.