3 pics on transportation in Myanmar. 1. The taxes on cars are less expensive than before, but still…

3 pics on transportation in Myanmar.

1. The taxes on cars are less expensive than before, but still expensive. For example, a used (legal) Toyota Land Cruiser may have cost $200,000 USD in 2001.
To get around this, it is now very common to buy a tractor engine and make a truck out of it. They are used for hauling just about anything, including school children.
Myanmar was once known as a place where you could still see ox and pony carts, but they are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

2. This form of transportation is still a very common sight in Myanmar. Often you will see 6 or more men riding by standing on the bumper and holding to the top bar with their hands.

3. Evidence of embargo state..recycling..

Article by Bhikkhu Subhuti

Bhikkhu Subhuti is an American Buddhist Monk with roots in both Sri Lanka and Myanmar Forest Traditions. He currently resides in Myanmar but his heart sometimes floats back to Kauai, HI where he spent six months in 2015.