Burma videos

inle lake burma videos

I recently got back from a 14-day magazine assignment to Burma, which is somewhere I’ve long had on my travel list.

It’s a land of temples and monks, monasteries and riverside markets. Ox carts trundle along the road. Farmers tend rice paddies in the afternoon heat. Stupas loom up from fields of cotton-grass.

It’s also a place that definitely seems right on the cusp of change. Isolated for many years thanks to the military junta, it’s now a country in flux; democratic elections and increasing international tourism will no doubt change things a great deal in the years to come.

Despite its troubled history, Burma has clung on to its traditional culture, and we had the opportunity to shoot some fascinating footage: from a monk standing beside the country’s biggest reclining Buddha to a fishermen practising the art of leg-rowing.

Below are a few different Burma videos that I shot during my trip in various locations, including of Inle Lake and Mandalay.

For more travel videos shot on the road, have a look at my Vimeo channel.

Burma Videos

Burma – cruising the canals around Inle Lake from Oliver Berry on Vimeo.

Leg Rowing on Inle Lake, Burma (Myanmar) from Oliver Berry on Vimeo.

Monks queuing for dinner in Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar from Oliver Berry on Vimeo.