travel souvenirs — part 5

woman carrying water

Inle Lake is a not-to-be-missed destination if you visit Myanmar. We enjoyed traversing the lake by boat, watching fishermen as they plied their trade, visiting various craft villages, and experiencing the Shew Inn Tain stupas, some 2500 ancient Buddhist pagodas erected on one hillside (pictured below).

Upon leaving the attraction, we of course perused the tables of vendors offering crafts in the covered market. This wooden sculpture of a woman carrying water caught Claire's attention. We brought it home, and it now sits in our living room, reminding us every time we look at the sculpture of our week in Myanmar — Yangon, Inle Lake, and our Irrawaddy River cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda.

Shew Inn Tain stupas (c) 2020 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

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