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Myanmar’s Quiet Days and Rural Ways

February 8, 2018 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

The Khiri Travel Myanmar team spent a few days inspecting the tropical beaches of southwest Myanmar. They stayed a few days in Ngapali and Maung Shwe Lay and had a great experience. During their visit, they took the opportunity to observe the daily lives of local people.

Beach buffaloes at work — Maung Shwe Lay

Even though we got up early there was already a lot of activity – like these farmers who were using their buffalos to drag logs along the beach – possibly for use in construction or for firewood.

Fishermen at the beach on Maung Shwe Lay

Fishermen arrive back from the sea in the early morning to deliver their catch from the night before.

 

Cleaning nets at Maung Shwe Lay

Ladies cleaning the nets in the morning — Maung Shwe Lay

After the fishermen have delivered the catch, the women drag the nets out in the water to rinse and clean them, before getting them ready for the next night’s fishing trip.

 

Ox-drawn carriages on Maung Shwe Lay

Ox-drawn carts are a convenient way to travel between places on Maung Shwe Lay Island. The locals even prefer using the sandy beach to the rough and bumpy road further inland.

View of the beach from Sandoway Resort

When we arrived on Ngapali Beach, Sandoway Resort invited us for breakfast. This is a view from their outdoor restaurant – four ladies were carrying firewood along the beach.

Welcome to the beach with the Khiri Travel Myanmar team

This group photo is of all the Khiri Travel staff at Maung Shwe Lay, where we spend the night in tents!

Credit photos: JP Klovstad

For more information on authentic experience and booking for the trip there, please contact [email protected] or Melissa — see the information in the yellow box below.

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