Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a delightful tourism destination. Whether you are looking for nature or culture Myanmar got it all. Today I wanted to talk to you about Myanmar’s traditional fishing methods both in the lake and at sea.
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:
On the other side of the country, in the south, the Moken form the nomadic people of the Andaman Sea. They use to live on their boats roaming around the Andaman islands in Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia. According to recent census they are barely 2000 left nowadays, and their movements being prohibited by the modern borders, they are forced to settle down and form villages.
They are also known to use banana leaves to attract their prey.
Join one of our diving cruises in Mergui Archipelago for a chance to cross Moken people. The Smiling Seahorse organises cruises from November till May in this remote and beautiful area of the Andaman Sea.