Burmese Child on Yangon's Circular Train, Myanmar
Riding Yangon’s charmingly decrepit Circle Line train in Myanmar was a great place to see the true essence of local life, capturing raw, candid portraits of the local people.
Built more than 60 years ago to connect rural suburbs to the city’s commercial heart, its trains move nearly 100,000 people a day. Some of the trains are Hungarian imports from the 1960s.
Thanaka is the mustard yellow paste seen on the faces of many Burmese men, women, and children. For over 2,000 years, people have been using this paste as an anti-inflammatory and helps with acne as well as a cooling agent on things such as sunburns. Thanaka comes from the tree bark of the thanaka tree.
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