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Discover the Beautiful Colors of the Palaung 27 Feb 2013 Burmese Culture | 1 comments

Enter a land of mountain ridges and narrow forested valleys where tea, rice, opium poppies and betel are cultivated using traditional methods.


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Mesmerizing Color

Let yourself be mesmerized by the bright colors of the local women’s clothes. It is a part of their ancient culture. The Palaung are one of Myanmar’s most ancient peoples. They live in various parts of Shan State, and display some of the most unique cultural characteristics of all ethnic groups in the country.


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The women’s traditional dress (strikingly bright sarong and headdress; heavy silver hoops around the waist) derives from local mythology; the hoops represent an animal trap and give protection to the women that wear them. Nowadays, visitors to Palaung villages are enthralled by the sight of women going about their daily lives in such incredible attire.

Long Houses

Another striking feature of Palaung life is its architecture: The long wooden houses sit on stilts, typically accommodating several families at a time. It has been known for 50 families to occupy a single dwelling, although nowadays numbers are generally much lower.


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Buddhism is the predominant religion among the Palaung, though animist rituals are still commonly practiced at communal events such as weddings and funerals. Likewise, shamans still play an important role in Palaung communities.

Due to their location and historical conflict in the Shan state, the Palaung people have endured a turbulent history. But their resilience, and that of their culture, means visitors can immerse themselves in a truly different world.


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The Palaung villages make an ideal trekking destination, offering a magnificently scenic landscape and a valuable insight into Myanmar (Burma) culture.


If you're on your way and are looking for a place to stay in Myanmar, be sure to check out our featured hotel recommendations.

Start exploring our What to See & Do section for more ideas on where to go and what to do while you're in Myanmar!

What do the travelers say?

powergirl, United States
April 04, 2013
beautiful place! and people are indeed colorful! its a wonderful place to visit

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