Tranquility of Myanmar captured by Vietnamese photographer

 Via the 'Asia - Home Sweet Home' and 'SHINE’ art initiatives, Anh Tien Trinh has portrayed the tranquility of everyday Burmese life. The photo series was taken in February 2017.

Myanmar, the official name of the Southeast Asian nation also known as Burma, is dotted with thousands of Buddhist temples. The picture above captures hot air balloons in Old Bagan, the country's heart.

Another temple in Old Bagan. Buddhism plays an important role in Burmese society with many temples and monasteries dotted throughout the country. In Bagan alone, there are more than 2,000 temples and pagodas still surviving from the 10th to 13th centuries.

In a traditional village, the monastery is the center of cultural life. Most of the country practices Buddhism, which is considered the national religion, with a monastic population of 500,000.

Taung Tha Mang Lake. Peaceful sceneries are present across Myanmar. Temples, lakes, villages are commonly swathed in an atmosphere of calm.

Inle lake.

Tofu Village, real name Khaung Daing, was originally inhabited by native Intha people. It is home to around 300 villagers producing a famed variety of tofu made of yellow chickpeas and popular in local cuisine.

A woman makes her way to the market. "A peaceful nature and culture underscores Burmese society, one of the most genuine and warm-hearted I have ever encountered," the photographer said.

Two tea harvesters. "If you are lucky enough to visit Myanmar, you'd be inundated with smiles."

"These days, protracted civil unrest has strongly affected the Burmese spirit. Honestly, I hope Myanmar would soon embrace peace for a better future," Trinh said.

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