Herdsmen Of The Kaladan
Cattle herders on the alluvial plains that make up the banks of the Kaladan River on the way to Mrauk U from Sittwe in Arakhine State, Myanmar. Scenes of local people engaging in the same activities they have for hundreds (if not thousands) of years are common on the boat ride up the Kaladan River from the regional hub of Siitwe to the ancient Arakan ruins of Mrauk U. Very little has changed since ancient times with almost nothing in terms of modernization evident, which is perhaps a good thing since everyone you encounter on your journey has a a ready smile and a wave to offer!
By Jon Sheer, AFAR Local Expert
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