Essays: Tea: 20100914_Burma_018X

Laborers lay a base course of rough stone to the Namshan – Hsipaw road.  The road is the main artery for transporting tea south to the larger markets of Mandalay and Yangon.  Because the road is unpaved the majority of way, the short journey can easily take six hours in the dry season and much longer during the rainy season, when it becomes prone to landslides.

Laborers lay a base course of rough stone to the Namshan – Hsipaw road. The road is the main artery for transporting tea south to the larger markets of Mandalay and Yangon. Because the road is unpaved the majority of way, the short journey can easily take six hours in the dry season and much longer during the rainy season, when it becomes prone to landslides.