The country has only recently opened itself up to tourists and is still developing the infrastructure to accommodate them. This makes exploring the nation a very different experience to that of other Southeast Asian countries.
These collection of photos of the people of Myanmar were all taken by me. The exception of the photographs I am in of course! These were usually taken by family/friends of those posing with me. My motivation for this post is to record how diverse the people here are and to encourage you to visit them and interact with them
Please note I had permission from all of these people to take their photograph. Many people I met actually asked for for my photograph first! Naturally I then asked for one in return. Just to clarify I was given permission to photograph the children by either their parents of village elders.
If you are curious what some of them have on their faces it is Thanaka!It is a sunscreen paste made of wood bark.