A First Encounter with Inle Lake, Myanmar
by Anne Jensen
About the Book
Inle Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in Myanmar, is serene and tranquil, lying between two mountain ranges and offering a cooler retreat from the humid coastal plains. It has always attracted visitors, both tourists and pilgrims, to visit the important sacred pagodas and to appreciate the diverse cultures of the lake people, including the Inthas with their unique leg-rowing style of fishing. Now Myanmar is opening up to the outside world, and many more tourists will come to enjoy the unique attractions of Inle Lake.
Ecologist Dr Anne Jensen combines her professional interest in wetlands and rivers with her personal interest in photography and history while visiting many interesting places. Her husband’s interest in clay target shooting takes them to international destinations off the beaten tourist track, and Anne explores and photographs the local natural and historical sites. Her books share her journeys of exploration and discovery, with evocative photographs which highlight the beauty of places visited, with a special interest in local wetland sites.