Isolated in the middle of the Burmese countryside, the small village of Indein next to the Inle lake in Myanmar is only reachable by a one hour ride in a canoe. When you come alongside this area, you have the chance to discover more than a hundred tiny pagodas (or stupas) that surround a path of stairs leading to the top of the village.
From there, you can contemplate the multitude of little “arrows” pointing out of these temples, which create a true sea of pikes. People say the most ancient temples were built in the 3rd century before J-C, but another part of the site was built between the 17th and the 18th century. Inside of these pagodas, there are still several statues of Buddhas where the population use to pray. It is a unique testimony that the monks who came to Myanmar to spread Buddhism have left us.
Today, the locals are renovating little by little these pagodas which come back to life after having been submerged by vegetation and falling apart thanks to the work of the population.
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