A day in Samkar | Myanmar

Inle Lake in Myanmar is no doubt an amazing place. I have wonderful memories from the couple of days I spent wandering it. In fact, I returned with tons of images from Inle Lake and I still have photos that I never processed. So, I just went back to the archives and finished some more.

Samkar is little remote village also known as Samkar – I also saw this name spelled as Sankar on some websites – located at the southern tip of Inle Lake. It takes about three hours in a motorboat from the more popular areas of Inle to get there, and because of that, not many people venture there but I think it was well worth it.

As the boat approached the village, the view was fantastic. Ruins of stupas were coming out of the lake, juxtaposing with the dense vegetation and creating an almost surreal look. It seems to be a place coming from the pages of a storybook. We found villagers collecting lotus flowers from the lake and our guide talked to them so we could take some photographs before exploring the village, and they graciously accepted. The hamlet was full of activity by the time we arrived as kids were just getting off school. It was a great opportunity to take some photos of them. Here are some of my favorite photos of my day in Samkar.

INLE LAKE, MYANMAR - CIRCA DECEMBER 2013: Stupa ruins in Sankar village (or Samka ). A small village located in the south of Inle Lake. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

INLE LAKE, MYANMAR - CIRCA DECEMBER 2013: Burmese woman collecting lotus flowers in Sankar village (or Samka ). A small village located in the south of Inle Lake. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

INLE LAKE, MYANMAR - CIRCA DECEMBER 2013: Burmese man taking a bath in Sankar village (or Samka ). A small village located in the south of Inle Lake. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

INLE LAKE, MYANMAR - CIRCA DECEMBER 2013: Village of Sankar (or Samka ). A small village located in the south of Inle Lake. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

INLE LAKE, MYANMAR - CIRCA DECEMBER 2013: Boy in the Sankar village (or Samka ). A small village located in the south of Inle Lake. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

INLE LAKE, MYANMAR - CIRCA DECEMBER 2013: Burmese kids in the Sankar village (or Samka ). A small village located in the south of Inle Lake. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

INLE LAKE, MYANMAR - CIRCA DECEMBER 2013: Burmese kids in the Sankar village (or Samka ). A small village located in the south of Inle Lake. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

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