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Water villages of Asia

Continue to section «Tourism » and press «Home » articles « Water of villages of Asia, part 2 «. How can you assume that if there is a part 2, there must be part 1. Absolutely the First part came out earlier and was called «Villages built on the water «. We examined the water village in Cambodia, China and Vietnam. Today we have Thailand. Burma and Brunei.

Water villages of Asia — this is an interesting phenomenon when people build their homes on the land, and over water. Sometimes it is a house on stilts (which can be explained by flood protection). And inoda it’s just a floating village on the pontoons. That is usually attributed to a reluctance of local residents to pay for the land. Not a very logical explanation, but Oh well. We don’t live there

And we start with Thailand.

This water village is located near the island of Ko Pani in the Bay of Phan nga.

The village is located entirely over the water on stilts, and the island is only a cemetery. Due to the fact that the earth is very small, the dead are buried in a vertical position.

The nickname “Gypsies” local people received for their nomadic Maritime lifestyle. Cheo Le long lived by fishing, and when in the district that housed their floating village, ended fish, the whole village moved to another stretch of sea, then another, and so on. Now the situation has radically changed. This village lives off tourists, and there is no need to roam.

In the village a large restaurant that caters to many tourists, the market where you can buy all sorts of Souvenirs, local crafts, etc. there is a shop that sells sweets, drinks, beer. The village has its own mosque and school, even their soccer field, located on stilts over the water. The village is very clean, neat, tidy. Not to say that it’s some wild people.

By the way, are square wooden construction on the blue floats from the previous article. It begins to seem that they produce one and the same company

By the way, pay attention to the number of piles:

This seems to be in some public building. For example, a gazebo. Or a temple.

Well, with the shore village connected by bridges:

Next, where will we go — it is a mysterious village on Inle lake in Myanmar, Burma. Mysterious — because about him not too much material. But they found — and those are divided into:

Fisherman chegoy something floating past the lucky farm:

A fisherman carries some garbage past the houses on stilts:

By the way, inhabitants of these places (the people of the Intha) live here for thousands of years.

And for these thousands of years they have developed an unusual way of rowing — with the help of legs.

Thus, local fishermen are known for practicing entertaining style of rowing: standing one leg on the stern and the other leg rowing oar, obvorachivany around him. This unique style of rowing evolved because the lake is covered by reeds and floating farms for the production of beans and grains, which are poorly seen, if you sit on the boat. Accordingly, if the fisherman is standing, he from a distance sees the obstacles can oplati. Although women mostly seated rowing

Here’s how it looks in practice:

Well, these people practise agriculture on floating farms called HmaV-Kyung, which are constructed from the mass of water hyacinth and mud, dredged from the lake, which actually breaks down into rich humus. They say that 50 years is required to create a layer 1 m thick. Floating allotments attached to the base with bamboo sticks. Most of the produce grown on the floating gardens of vegetables — mostly tomatoes and beans.

But, in fact, and floating gardens. Primitive hydroponics nearly pure

Well, another view of this village:

Well let’s move to Brunei. And there is the water village Kampong yer where people have lived for over 1200 years. The roofs of the houses of the water village is dotted, like sockets, satellite dishes. In the courtyards full of flowers and small trees in ceramic pots, cats bask in the sun, heard the peep of Chicks and measuring clucking chickens. The houses are connected by narrow wooden bridges, with railings, and somewhere and without. Also houses are connected with water pipes and wires. Sanitation, as in other cases — this lake is under the floor

The bridge from the shore to the village:

View of the pier and a beautiful sky:

View of a house and asashina panties

Another pier for waterbus:

Satellite dish — a mandatory attribute of brunata:

The same water:

Currently in Kampong yer, not only at home but also medical clinics, mosques, fire station, police station, shops, schools and markets which complement the wooden Board, supported by numerous piles passes.

Here are here are water villages in Asia…