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Siamese Captives Bring Deer Dance to Burma
just imagine those beautiful young Thai captives doing this deer that must of been...
taylor7, Thailand Thailand
March 26, 2013
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A White-Handed Gibbon: Look, Ma, No Facial Hair!
Funny pardon me while I go laugh my "ischial callosities" off......
JenTheHornist, United States United States
May 17, 2013
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MockDonald’s Discovered Operating in Yangon
That's hilarious! ...
babyone, Singapore Singapore
March 05, 2013
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How to Find an Interpreter in Myanmar
we were able to find guides and interpreters pretty easy when we needed the,, via the hotels, but...
foxqueen, Sweden Sweden
April 08, 2013
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Excitement in Privacy: Sailing the Archipelago
Tanintharyi Region
This sounds perfectly idyllic, especially compared to tales I've been told of southern Thailand -...
SPano, United States United States
March 09, 2013
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All Arts & Culture Attractions

From intricately crafted ancient earthenware and lacquerware to traditional dances passed down from generation to generation, the culture of Myanmar (Burma) is as beautiful as it is fascinating. Isolated hill-tribe villages clinging to legendary pasts are a counterpoint to time-warped modern cityscapes rapidly embracing change.

Come and see for yourself.

Myanmar Enjoys its Own Music, But Has Open Ear
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Like an enduring love song, the music of Myanmar (Burma) has both transcended and been transformed by change sweeping this corner of the world.
National Symbols of Myanmar (Burma)
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Myanmar has a collection of symbols that are well-known as representing the nation as a whole.
Re-live History Along Yangon's Colonial Heritage Trail
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Yangon is a gold mine for people with an interest in old-style colonial architecture. A treasure trove of old buildings from that period awaits your perusal.
Places of Worship in Myanmar
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Although predominantly Buddhist, Myanmar also has an amazing number of churches and mosques.
Myanmar Arts and Crafts Reflect a Rich Culture
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Myanmar’s relative isolation and deeply traditional culture have contributed to a thriving arts and crafts industry.
Burmese Dances Are of Spirit and Life
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Dance has long played a central role in Myanmar (Burma) culture. It was used in worship of the Nat, and retains a distinctive and expressive character.
Shan State: Jumping Cats and Leg-Rowers
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There are few places in Myanmar (Burma) that more fully express the uniqueness of this country than Shan State.
Myanmar's Energetic, Traditional Dances
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Dance has played a central role in Myanmar culture for centuries. In pre-Buddhist days, it was a worship of the nat. It retains a distinctive, expressive character.
Can You Guess How Many Pagodas in Bagan? 2,000!
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Bagan is a beautiful ancient city located on the Eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. It is home to temples dating back 1,500 years.
Bagan's Temples
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The ancient city of Bagan is a major tourist destination due to its extraordinarily high concentration of Buddhist temples and pagodas. More than 2,200 original structures are on the city's plain.
Ananda Temple (Bagan)
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Perhaps the most iconic of Bagan’s many Buddhist temples is the Ananda Temple, a vast, cruciform structure that has been dubbed the “Westminster Abbey of Burma.”
Dhammayangyi Temple (Bagan)
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The Dhammayangyi, which is the largest temple in Bagan, is admired for the intricacy of its architecture and awed for the legends that surround it.
Shewsandaw Pagoda (Bagan)
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This graceful pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in 1057. It consists of five terraces rising to an octagonal bell tower, and has become popular as a site from which to view Bagan's sea of temples.
Sulamani Guphaya Temple
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The temple’s name means “Crowning Jewel,” which may allude to the fact that it was once part of a complex of religious buildings.
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Meiktila is a city at the center of Myanmar (Burma). Situated on the banks of Lake Meiktila in Mandalay division, it is a place of natural beauty.
Bogyoke Aung San Museum
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In Yangon’s Bahan district stands a small museum that pays homage to the greatest hero in Myanmar’s struggle for independence, Bogyoke Aung San.
National Museum of Myanmar (Burma)
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The National Museum of Myanmar (Burma) houses an extensive collection of Burmese artifacts and is the country’s principal cultural museum. It is spread over five stories of a modern building in the Dagon area.
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda
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This pagoda is located in Bahan Township, Yangon. Its highly ornate, multi-tiered structure makes it a distinctive presence on the local skyline.
Taukkyan War Cemetery
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This cemetery, 25 km (15 miles) north of Yangon in the village of Taukkyan, is for the British, Australian, Indian, African and Burmese soldiers who fought and lost their lives in World War II.
The Mandalay Marionettes Theater
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The Mandalay Marionettes Theater continues an ancient tradition: Puppetry has been a feature of Myanmar culture since the 11th century, and was especially popular among royalty in the 19th century.
Miguin Temple
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For many visitors, the red clay Miguin Temple is the culmination of an interesting and enjoyable boat ride along the Irrawaddy River. It is no longer possible to climb the temple’s heights, but retains its grandeur.
The Mon
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Mon people make up about 2 percent of the total population of Myanmar (Burma). No other ethnic group has exerted such influence over the nation’s arts, beliefs and customs.
Myanmar Arts and Crafts
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Myanmar (Burma) is a beautiful country of creative people who reflect the nation's physical and cultural beauty in their finely wrought arts and crafts.
Myanmar's Magnificent Buddhist Architecture
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Myanmar (Burma) is one of the most deeply religious Buddhist places in the world, which is reflected in its architecture. Everywhere you turn in Myanmar, there is a stupa or temple in view.
Dress Down, or Dress Up in the Traditional Longyi
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Every nation has its own unique way of dressing, a style that people from all over the world can recognize and instantly match to the country.