Loikow is a small village on the South of Inle Lake. Until recently foreigners were not allowed because the situation was very often quite tense. But we were lucky to have the permission to enter the area. This is so interesting because it is the only area were you can find the Padaung tribe in their natural environment. Most women moved to Thailand or other places to be shown to the public. It is a very poor region so this is one of the only ways to earn some money. Many places are almost women-less but we visited some very small villages with these Paduang women at home. We hope these images will be seen as a tribute to an almost past culture and not a fairy attraction.