Machang house dot Bandarban's hills

  • A Machang house stands on a raised platform at Betchhora Headmanpara in Bandarban’s Roangchhari. As many as 11 indigenous tribes in the Chattogram Hill Tracts build such houses. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    A Machang house stands on a raised platform at Betchhora Headmanpara in Bandarban’s Roangchhari. As many as 11 indigenous tribes in the Chattogram Hill Tracts build such houses. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • Children and elderly people rest in a Machang house on a hot summer afternoon. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    Children and elderly people rest in a Machang house on a hot summer afternoon. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • A Machang house stands on a raised platform in a remote part of Naitong Para in Bandarban’s Ruma. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    A Machang house stands on a raised platform in a remote part of Naitong Para in Bandarban’s Ruma. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • The open terrace attached to the main room is called Machang. A woman from the hills sundries paddy on the terrace. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    The open terrace attached to the main room is called Machang. A woman from the hills sundries paddy on the terrace. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • Two children peep out from the Machang or open terrace. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    Two children peep out from the Machang or open terrace. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • People in the hills of Bandarban build Machang houses on an elevated platform using bamboo poles and other woods to fend off wild animals. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    People in the hills of Bandarban build Machang houses on an elevated platform using bamboo poles and other woods to fend off wild animals. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • People in the hills of Bandarban build Machang houses on an elevated platform using bamboo poles and other woods to fend off wild animals. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    People in the hills of Bandarban build Machang houses on an elevated platform using bamboo poles and other woods to fend off wild animals. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • A Machang house stands on a raised platform at Betchhora Headmanpara in Bandarban’s Roangchhari. As many as 11 indigenous tribes in the Chattogram Hill Tracts build such houses. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    A Machang house stands on a raised platform at Betchhora Headmanpara in Bandarban’s Roangchhari. As many as 11 indigenous tribes in the Chattogram Hill Tracts build such houses. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

  • A Machang house stands on a raised platform at Betchhora Headmanpara in Bandarban’s Roangchhari. As many as 11 indigenous tribes in the Chattogram Hill Tracts build such houses. Photo: U She Thowai Marma

    A Machang house stands on a raised platform at Betchhora Headmanpara in Bandarban’s Roangchhari. As many as 11 indigenous tribes in the Chattogram Hill Tracts build such houses. Photo: U She Thowai Marma