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What Celebrity Will Adopt a Child From Myanmar?
Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy and tons of movies), and her husband is also a celebrity singer,...
kimpark67, Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of
April 03, 2013
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Unwind on the Irrawaddy (or Ayeyarwady) River
Mandalay Region
In Cambodia there are fewer than 100 Irrawaddy dolphins left in the Mekong. In Myanmar, the...
SPano, United States United States
March 09, 2013
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The Myanmar (Burma) Romantic Getaway
the beaches are very romantic, its peaceful, and like virgin beaches, not trashed by tourists yet,...
transientbeauty, Canada Canada
April 05, 2013
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World’s Smallest Deer is Soooooo Danged Cute!
Sooooo cute!...
Amelie, Australia Australia
April 08, 2013
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Giant Stingray: A Critter with a Mean Switchblade
Seriously? What the heck would you do with one if you got ahold of it and managed to land it? Do...
JenTheHornist, United States United States
May 17, 2013
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Yangon: A City Filled with Commerce and Cuisine
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Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city and the main gateway to the country. The 2,500-year-old city was called Dagon until 1755 when King Alaungmintaya renamed it “Yangon,” which means “the end of strife.”
Hidden Gems: Muse
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Muse is the largest trading post with Burma’s northern neighbor, China. It’s home to about 20,000 people.
Enjoy the Flowering Beauty of Myanmar
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Myanmar (Burma) is famous for its beautiful varieties of exotic and tropical flowers.
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.
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.
Cheroots: The What and Where of the Stogie
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A cheroot is a cigar distinctive to Myanmar (Burma), so distinctive in fact that they have been nicknamed a “Burmese facial feature.” It is not unusual to see Burmese ladies puffing away on cheroots today.
World's Largest Pearl? See It in Nay Pyi Taw
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If you’re in Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw) for a short time and suffering from pagoda fatigue, there are a couple of attractions definitely worth a look.
Myanmar Wine
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It's easy to assume that grape vines can't grow in tropical Myanmar (Burma), that the production of wine is simply reserved for places such as Europe or Australia. However, Shan State is perfect for it.
Burmese Tropical Fruit
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Myanmar (Burma) has a wide range of fruit, most of tropical origin. There are some fruits that you would be forgiven for never having heard of.
Browse and Enjoy the Outdoor Market Culture
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In Myanmar (Burma), the tourist is blessed with endless markets in cities like Yangon, with street vendors selling foodstuffs that range from common to exotic.
Bogyoke Market (Scott Market)
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Bogyoke Aung San Market (also known as Scott Market) is situated in the heart of Yangon on Bogyoke Aung San Road. It is one of the most popular markets in Myanmar (Burma).
Lotus Silk Shawls
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There is only one place in the world where the fibers of the lotus plant are woven into scarves and shawls. It is a form of weaving that is entirely unique to Myanmar (Burma) and specifically to Inle Lake.
Myanmar Beads
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Different shapes, sizes and hues of beaded necklaces and bracelets hang colorfully from market stalls all over Myanmar (Burma). Beads embody traditions, culture and faith.
World Can't Get Enough of Myanmar's Gems
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Myanmar is particularly famous for its ruby, jade, and sapphire stones that fetch record-breaking prices at international auctions.
Theingyi Zei Market
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Theingyi Zei is the biggest market in Yangon and certainly one of the liveliest. It has five floors and is a firm favorite with the locals.
Sand Paintings in Bagan Born in an Earthquake
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Thousands of pagodas and temples and truly stunning sunsets make Bagan one of the most beautiful places to visit in Myanmar (Burma). Not only is the landscape beautiful but the murals inside the temples are of equal charm.
Jade of Myanmar
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Jade or Jadeite has long been honored and celebrated by Asia as a symbol of good luck, of health, and as resistance against evil spirits.
Sapphires and Really Big Rubies Are Staples Here
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Myanmar (Burma) is known as the home of rubies and sapphires. Yet while Myanmar has a reputation for producing the world’s finest rubies, it is not as widely known for its production of truly supreme sapphires.
Pathein’s Pretty Parasols Are Functionally Beautiful
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You’ll no doubt see beautifully painted little parasols around Myanmar (Burma). They are not as eagerly sought after as lacquerware or tapestries, but they truly are a piece of handicraft in their own right.
The Ancient and Timeless Beauty of Lacquerware
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Myanmar (Burma) is famous for its lacquerware and it is probably the most popular purchase in all of Myanmar. A craft that thrived in 12th century Bagan, rice bowls, laphet (pickled tea) dishes and cheroot boxes were made from bamboo or wood and...
Burmese Gemstone Art
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Tourists in Myanmar (Burma) always are on the lookout for Burmese paintings. However, you can also acquire something “glitzier”... a gemstone painting.
Burmese Tapestries
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Known as “Kalaga” or “Shwe Chi Doe,” tapestries woven in Myanmar (Burma) are part of a long tradition originating about a thousand years ago.
Tayaw Shampoo: The Secret to Glossy Burmese Hair
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Burmese women are known for their long glossy hair, hair that is envied all over the globe! Here's the secret.
Traditional Slippers are Perfect for Temple Visits
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Myanmar (Burma) people have worn sandals for centuries and why not? They are incredibly well suited to the climate, light to wear and match perfectly with longyis.
Mother of Pearl Products Are a Local Industry
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Burmese markets are the place to go if you like items made with mother of pearl.