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MYANMAR Photo Gallery

Shwedagon Paya in Yangon - Travel photography by Lorenz Berna from the Myanmar Photo Gallery of the Blog

MYANMAR Photo Gallery

Hot air baloons at sunrise over Bagan temples area - a Lorenz Berna's travel photography of Myanmar

Hot-air balloons rising over Bagan Temples Area at sunrise.
This is a really iconic and unforgettable view. The morning mist covering the ground, make the landscape look magical and surreal.

U Bein Bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay region - Picture by Lorenz Berna from the Myanmar Photo Gallery of the travel photography blog

The U Bein Bridge is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.
It crosses over the Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, near Mandalay, on a distance of 1.2 km.

Bagan Temples at sunset - Travel Photography of Myanmar by Lorenz Berna

The soft and diffuse light of the Golden Hours over Bagan, create a magic atmosphere to photograph the most famous Temple Area in Myanmar.

Farmers with cow herds in Bagan temples area, Burma - Picture by Lorenz Berna from the Myanmar Photo Gallery of the Blog

A Farmer in Bagan Temples Area is bringing her cow herd back to the village after a day of grazing in the fields.
Agriculture in Myanmar is still the main Industry, producing around 60% of the national GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and employing around 65% of the population. A majority of its production is then exported in Asia.

Wooden Canoe sailing on the Irrawaddy River - Travel photography by Lorenz Berna of Myanmar

Couple of friends sailing on a wooden canoe at dusk, on the calm water of the Irrawaddy River.

Ox Cart crossing the Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar - photo by Lorenz Berna

Two farmers  are crossing the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura -Mandalay region- on an ox cart.
Ox are very precious to farmers for their help in the field as for transportation.

Sunset on U Bein Bridge in Myanmar - Travel photography by Lorenz Berna

Silhouettes at sunset on the U-Bein bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay Region.

Burmese road workers in Myanmar - Travel photography from Lorenz Berna

Workers pouring tar on a road in Myanmar.
With the development of Tourism and Economy of the country, roads provide constant work.

Couple just married, paying homage to the Buddha - photo by Lorenz Berna of Myanmar

After worshipping Buddha inside the Phyathada Pagoda in Bagan, this just married young burmese couple is going out from the temple to celebrate their wedding day with family and friends.

Travel portrait of a young boy in Nyaung-U streets, Myanmar - A Lorenz Berna's picture

Local boy from the village of Nyaung-U, Bagan, wearing Thanaka paste on his face.
Thanaka has been used by Burmese women for over 2000 years and, to a lesser extent, also by men and boys. This powder, applied on the skin, gives a cooling sensation and provides protection from sunburn. It is made by grinding the wood and bark of the Murraya tree with a small amount of water.

Burmese Road female workers - Travel photography of Myanmar by Lorenz Berna

Female road workers in Myanmar.
In the country, like in the rest of Asia, women from poor background often do hard and intense work to feed their family. You can see them carrying heavy bags/baskets of stones or bricks as well as breaking rocks to then, build roads, dams or buildings.

Child working in the market of Bago in Myanmar - photo by Lorenz Berna

Burmese child worker in the Market of Bago.
More than 1.5 million children between 10 and 17 years of age are still working in the country.

Travel Portrait of a Burmese young girl - Picture by Lorenz Berna from the Myanmar Photo Gallery of the Blog

Travel Portrait of a young Burmese Girl.
She was working on a local restaurant in the region of Bagan and quite shy to get her portrait taken. Being a man, it is not often easy to get female portraits, especially in traditional Asia. In this my partner often help the girls and women to feel at ease, in the company of another woman.

Young Burmese Boys of Bagan Region - Travel picture by photographer Lorenz Berna

Young boys in Myanmar live between traditions and modernity.
They still massively dress with the traditional Longyi and protect their cheeks with the Thanaka powder, while they surf on their smartphone, a cigarette on lips. With the opening of the country, the way of living of the new generation is slowly changing into a more universal culture.
On a photographic perspective, this moment offered an interesting composition. The long shadows of the boys resembled the traditional burmese puppets hanging in the first plan.

Myanmar Portait of a Padaung Woman -Giraffe woman- by photographer Lorenz Berna

Portrait of a Padaung Woman, also called Kayan Lahwi.
This etnic group commonly known as the Giraffe Women, are recognised by their brass neck coils, put on when they are only 5 years old. Traditionally they would remove the brass neck only for the placement of a longer one or for some medical reasons. However, it tends to disappear among the new generation who wants a more modern look.

Portrait of a Buddhist monk in Myanmar - Picture by Lorenz Berna

Buddhist Monk and master, met during his cleaning duty in the temple where he lives.
A discipline of selfless action as a way to perfection.
Everyday, students come to the master to learn the Wisdom of Buddha’s teaching. And it is with knowledge, humility and patience that he passes the way to Enlightment to anyone who desire to proceed on this Spiritual Path.

Happy time for burmese children - Travel photography by Lorenz Berna

This photo was taken near by a turistic area where many children, like this particular group of friends, were selling postcards or drawings to turists.
The seriousness and pity that these children used in order to get turists to buy, was quickly replaced by lightness and happiness after a brief playful time. With the games, the real nature prevails : they are not anymore poor or uneducated but only children who are eager to laugh and love.

Shwedagon Paya in Yangon - Travel photography by Lorenz Berna from the Myanmar Photo Gallery of the Blog

The Shwedagon Paya is the most venerated and impressive Buddhist Stupa in Burma (Myanmar) which enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics.

This shot was taken after sunset from a roof top in the Bahan area in Yangon.

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