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BURMA : The Shan's Golden Land.

Shan people represents about 9 % of the total population of Burma.
They are mainly living in the east of the country. Most of them are Buddhist and they call themselves "Taï" because of the ethnic, cultural and linguistic links with the Taï from Thailand, Laos and Yunnan.
The land of the Shan is simply beautiful, rising from the valley of Irrawady up to the green mountains of The Golden Triangle, through clear lakes and hills covered by waving sesame fields, tangerine trees, tea plantations and rice fields terraces.
Walking on this golden land you can meet a lot of colorful tribes like Pa-O, Intha, , Palaung, Akha, Eng, Lahu....
A feast for the eyes.


Les Shan représentent environ 9 % de la population de la Birmanie (Myanmar) et vivent majoritairement dans l'est du pays. Bouddhistes pour la plupart, ils se nomment eux-mêmes "Tai" en raison de multiples liens, ethniques, culturels et linguistiques avec les Tai de Thaïlande, du Laos et du Yunnan.
Le pays Shan est magnifique, s'élevant du bassin de L'irrawady aux vertes montagnes du Triangle d'Or à travers des lacs clairs, des collines couvertes de cultures ondoyantes de sésame, de mandariniers, de plantations de thé et de rizières en terrasse.
Outre les Shan, parcourir ce pays permet de découvrir des ethnies colorées, tels les Pa-O, les Intha, les Palung, les Akha, les Engs, les Lahu...
D'une certaine manière, le pays Shan est véritablement "une Terre d'Or".
Under the venerable Banyan trees. Pindaya.
Under the venerable Banyan trees. Pindaya.
Sunset on the lake side. Inle Lake.
Sunset on the lake side. Inle Lake.
Afternoon light on Floating Gardens.
Afternoon light on Floating Gardens.
Portrait of a Pa-O. Inthein Market.
Portrait of a Pa-O. Inthein Market.
A Pa-O. Phaung Daw Oo Market. (Five Days Market).
A Pa-O. Phaung Daw Oo Market. (Five Days Market).
Cheerot smoke. Inthein Market.
Cheerot smoke. Inthein Market.
A Break. Inthein Market (Five days Market).
A Break. Inthein Market (Five days Market).
Novices Studying. Kyaung Shwe Yaunghwe. Nyaungshwe.
Novices Studying. Kyaung Shwe Yaunghwe. Nyaungshwe.
Good News From Heaven. Inthein.
Good News From Heaven. Inthein.
The Hills of the Golden Triangle.
The Hills of the Golden Triangle.
On the Shan Plateau.
On the Shan Plateau.
A Path in The Golden Triangle.
A Path in The Golden Triangle.
Old Stupas from XVII century. Nyaung Ohak.
Old Stupas from XVII century. Nyaung Ohak.
An Intha. Nampan Market (Five Days Market).
An Intha. Nampan Market (Five Days Market).
Tharkong Pagoda. South Part of Inle Lake.
Tharkong Pagoda. South Part of Inle Lake.
Worrying. Kalaw Station.
Worrying. Kalaw Station.
MINGALA BA !
MINGALA BA !
Tanaka.
Tanaka.
Morning mist on Inle Lake.
Morning mist on Inle Lake.
Childhood's World.
Childhood's World.
A Quiet Afternoon. Inle Lake.
A Quiet Afternoon. Inle Lake.
An Akha in the Golden Triangle.
An Akha in the Golden Triangle.
A Young Padaung.
A Young Padaung.
A Shan full dressed for a Ceremony. Kentung.
A Shan full dressed for a Ceremony. Kentung.
Not Invocations... Cooking ! Nampan Market.
Not Invocations... Cooking ! Nampan Market.
Pa-O New Generation.
Pa-O New Generation.
A Pa-O. Inthein Market.
A Pa-O. Inthein Market.
The Shan's Countryside.
The Shan's Countryside.
A Misty Morning By the Lakeside.
A Misty Morning By the Lakeside.
Tea plantations on the hills around Kentung.
Tea plantations on the hills around Kentung.
End of afternoon on Inle Lake.
End of afternoon on Inle Lake.
A Saleswoman. Phaung Daw Oo Market.
A Saleswoman. Phaung Daw Oo Market.
Working in the Rice Fields. Kentung Province.
Working in the Rice Fields. Kentung Province.
Concentrated. Kyaung Shwe Yaunghwe. Nyaungshwe.
Concentrated. Kyaung Shwe Yaunghwe. Nyaungshwe.
Kyaung Shwe Yanghwe Monastery.
Kyaung Shwe Yanghwe Monastery.
A Bamar. Nampan Market.
A Bamar. Nampan Market.
Fishermen's Choreography. Inle Lake.
Fishermen's Choreography. Inle Lake.
Sunset light on Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.
Sunset light on Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.
Pone Taloke Lake. Pindaya.
Pone Taloke Lake. Pindaya.
A Padaung.
A Padaung.
An Eng.
An Eng.
The smile of the Intha. Inthein Market.
The smile of the Intha. Inthein Market.
Five Days Market Atmosphere.
Five Days Market Atmosphere.
Sorrow.
Sorrow.
On Heho Market.
On Heho Market.
The Narrow Path under the Banyan Trees. Pindaya.
The Narrow Path under the Banyan Trees. Pindaya.
Sankar. South Inle Lake.
Sankar. South Inle Lake.
Washing in the River. Inthein.
Washing in the River. Inthein.
Lahu Choosing Tea on Kengtung Market.
Lahu Choosing Tea on Kengtung Market.
The Secret Monk. Kengtung.
The Secret Monk. Kengtung.
Sankar. XV Century Stupas.
Sankar. XV Century Stupas.
A Pa-O on Five Days Market.
A Pa-O on Five Days Market.
A Monastery and the Hills of the Shan State.
A Monastery and the Hills of the Shan State.
Pa-O : Mother and Child on the road to Pindaya.
Pa-O : Mother and Child on the road to Pindaya.
SANKAR - Old stupas and Frangipanis.
SANKAR - Old stupas and Frangipanis.
Going Home (Market's over).
Going Home (Market's over).
A Young Seller. Nampan Market.
A Young Seller. Nampan Market.
A Silver Palaung.
A Silver Palaung.
The Road to....
The Road to....
Two Shan in a Festival. Kengtung.
Two Shan in a Festival. Kengtung.
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Inle Lake.
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Inle Lake.
A Silver Padong. Kengtung Region.
A Silver Padong. Kengtung Region.
The Young Rice. Kengtung.
The Young Rice. Kengtung.
An Intha on Nampan Market.
An Intha on Nampan Market.
A Pa-O and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.
A Pa-O and Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.
A Picnic Under the Banyans.
A Picnic Under the Banyans.
Selling Brushes - Kengtung Market.
Selling Brushes - Kengtung Market.
Stairway to Pindaya Caves.
Stairway to Pindaya Caves.
A Young Eng. Kengtung Region.
A Young Eng. Kengtung Region.
Peak Hour - Nampan Market.
"Peak Hour" - Nampan Market.
The Child and The Ruined Stupas. Inthein.
The Child and The Ruined Stupas. Inthein.
A Pa-O. Nampan Market.
A Pa-O. Nampan Market.
A Deva. Detail of a XVII Century Stupa. Nyaung Ohak.
A Deva. Detail of a XVII Century Stupa. Nyaung Ohak.
The Evening Walk of the Farmer. Kengtung Region.
The Evening Walk of the Farmer. Kengtung Region.
Portrait of a Shan.
Portrait of a Shan.
Villagers going to sell their products to Five Days Market.
Villagers going to sell their products to Five Days Market.
On Inthein Market.
On Inthein Market.
Shy. Inthein Market.
Shy. Inthein Market.
A Gentle Expression. Phaung Daw Oo Market.
A Gentle Expression. Phaung Daw Oo Market.
An Assembly of Buddhas. Wat Jonk Kham. Kengtung.
An Assembly of Buddhas. Wat Jonk Kham. Kengtung.
On Heho Market.
On Heho Market.
A Pao-O on Inthein Market.
A Pao-O on Inthein Market.
A Pa-O. Five days market.
A Pa-O. Five days market.
Nampan Market : A Pa-O.
Nampan Market : A Pa-O.
Morning Serenity.
Morning Serenity.
In the Shans' Fields.
In the Shans' Fields.
In the Floating Gardens. Inle lake.
In the Floating Gardens. Inle lake.
An Eng in its Village. Kengtung Region.
An Eng in its Village. Kengtung Region.
Kengtung - The Tea Market.
Kengtung - The Tea Market.
Pa-O. Five days Market.
Pa-O. Five days Market.
The Golden Land.
The Golden Land.