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Meghalaya — the wettest place on Earth

State of Meghalaya, India. In the mountains of East Khasi Mosinrem town is known as the rainiest place on Earth. Annual precipitation is more than 11 870 mm. People who work outdoors, often have unusual huge umbrellas that cover the entire body and made of bamboo and banana leaves. One of the most interesting and beautiful features in the region are «living bridges» from rubber trees, which, unlike conventional bridges, over time, due to the development of root systems are becoming tighter and tighter.

Photographer and traveler Amos Chapple, with whom we have already visited Turkmenistan and Iran , to fly over St. Petersburg and met with city cable cars, spent some time in this wonderful place.

Meghalaya - the wettest place on Earth

1. This is the most Mosinrem town in north-east India. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Meghalaya - the wettest place on Earth

2. As usual, the rain. (Photo by Amos Chapple):town Mosinrem

3. The sign «is the wettest place on Earth.» (Photo by Amos Chapple):

The "most humid place on Earth"

4. This is not a boat, it’s «umbrella». They are made of bamboo and banana leaves. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

This is not a boat, it's "umbrella".  They are made of bamboo and banana leaves

5. Due to the monsoon rains coming until October, are frequent rockfalls. Serious repairs are not possible in this weather, but people clean the road as far as possible. Get these workers $ 2.60 a day. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Due to the monsoon rains coming until October, are frequent rockfalls

6. It is they, the famous «living bridges». (Photo by Amos Chapple):

It is they, the famous "living bridges"

7. The thin roots of the trees, which the locals to tie knots to strengthen the «living bridges». (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Fine roots of the trees, which the locals to tie knots to strengthen the "living bridges"

8. Sunday in the Catholic Church. Parishioners are in the pouring rain. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Sunday mass in the Catholic Church.  Worshipers come under heavy rain

9. Clouds on the edge of town. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Clouds on the edge of town

10. Entry into Mosinrem town. Again heavy rain. (Photo by Amos Chapple):Entry into Mosinrem town.  Again, heavy rain

11. A annual precipitation is more than 11 870 mm. For comparison, the annual rainfall in Moscow is 691 mm. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Annual rainfall in Moscow is 691 millimeter

12. «We can not think about it. There is always rain, «- says the supplier of meat on the local market. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

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13. Goat rescued from the rain at the bus stop. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Goats rescued from the rain at the bus stop

14. In this valley «living bridges» have been used for centuries. (Photo by Amos Chapple):14s

15. In the «living bridge» here and there «live ladder». (Photo by Amos Chapple):

In addition to the "living bridge" here and there "living staircase"

16. The bridge consists of a bamboo frame, which tied the roots of rubber trees. 6-8 years bamboo rots and remains a «living bridge» from the roots, which are already able to withstand the weight of a person. Over time, such a structure is only strengthened. (Photo by Amos Chapple):

The bridge consists of a bamboo frame, which tied the roots of rubber trees

17. «Living Bridge». (Photo by Amos Chapple):

Living bridge

18. See also the » world’s largest natural bridge Xianren » and » The most impressive bridges in the world .» (Photo by Amos Chapple).

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