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Enjoying a Day with Wondrous Pagodas Around Mandalay

In Myanmar there are many wondrous places and a never ending amount of pagoda. But probably the weirdest one is Yadana Labamuni Hsu-taungpyae Pagoda. We also known as ”Snake Pagoda”.The taxi driver will pick you up 8:30 AM from your hostel to the town of Paleik. That is a really special one just 45 minutes away…

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Ten kinds of traditional Arts and Handicrafts

In Myanmar, there are ten kinds of traditional Arts and handicrafts –   (1)   Painting (2)   Art of carving wood (3)   Black smith (4)   craft of a mason (5)   gold smith and silver smith (6)   craft of a turner (7)   Art of making items plaster (8)   Art of making laquerware (9)   Art of making decorative…

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Categories of Meditation in Myanmar ( Buddhism )

          There are (40) Categories of meditation in Myanmar. The famous meditation are Samatha, Vipassana, and Anapana. ‘Samatha’ is calm, ‘Vipassana’ is insight and ‘ Anapana ‘ is breathing in and breathing out. Behavior of mediation who is sitting motionless and breathing with eyes shut or who is walking, eating and lying down all too…

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Artist Creates Painting In a Bottle

Bagan is full of artwork and is the heart of Myanmar. Most visitors come to see the ancient pagodas and the stucco murals inside, and maybe visit the traditional lacquerware workshops. But other rare art from in Bagan is bottle painting, the art of painting the insides of glass bottles with images of people, animals…

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Mohingar ( Myanmar’s National Dish)

“Mohingar” is a rice noodle and fish soup from Myanmar and is an essential part of Burmese cuisine. It is considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar.  It is really available in most parts of the country. In major cities, street hawkers and roadside stalls sell dozens of dishes of ”Mohingar” to…

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Festivals and Major Events In Myanmar

‘Myanmar’ is a land of Festivals: a festival for every month of the year. Majority of the festivals are cultural and religious. Most are celebrated nation-wide while a few are distinctly regional. Festivals January   –   Htamane Festival – Kachin Manao Festival(Myitkyina, Kachin State) – Naga New Year Festival( Chin State) – Mahamuni Pagoda Festival (…

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‘Goke Hteik Viaduct’ ( Bridge )

The Goke Hteik Viaduct ( Bridge ) is a railway trestle in Kyaukme, western Shan State, Myanmar.The Bridge is between the two towns of Pyin-Oo-Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Myanmar, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest Bridge in Myanmar and when it…

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‘Myeik Islands’

“Myeik“Archipelago lies off the far south coast of Myanmar. It is comprised of hundreds of islands that have coral reefs and beaches. It is haven for birds, notably the plain-pouched hornbill plus marine life like dugongs and turtles. ‘Myeik’ is a gateway to islands close to shore. You can get there by minibus and also…

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