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Don't Miss Yangon’s Top 5 Colonial-Era Buildings
Despite being a reminder of colonialism, the buildings themselves are impressive, so hopefully they...
JenTheHornist, United States United States
May 17, 2013
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Come drive Myanmar’s Highways … Carefully
do NOT take the public buses! I saw MANY buses with malfunctioning brakes and what do they do? When...
Jennifer Johan, China China
March 10, 2013
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New Zealand Dairy May Help Myanmar's Kids
This is great news. The nutritional benefits of milk are certainly not to be underestimated. ...
ChrisG, United States United States
May 30, 2013
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America’s Seinfeld on the Famous Name Change
I love clip, very famous, so funny and so true...
JuliaFern, United States United States
April 26, 2013
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Here's the Best Hotel in Yangon for Time Travel
Yangon Region
This is a tourist landmark, not only a hotel. Even if don't stay there its a must go see...
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March 31, 2013
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A 100-Million-Year-Old Spider Eats Wasp Story
11 Jul 2013
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“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the ……..wasp.
Yoga Movement Builds on a Culture of Meditation
05 Apr 2013
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Yoga is gaining popularity in Myanmar (Burma), where it is a natural fit for a Buddhist society.
Kinnara and Kinnari: The Original Love Birds
26 Mar 2013
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Myanmar's 6 million Shan people live in the Eastern state that bears their name. Mythology has sustained them for hundreds of years.
The Continuing Struggle to Save Mon Language
25 Mar 2013
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Most of Myanmar’s ethnic Mon people live in Mon State, but many also inhabit the Irrawaddy Delta, Bago Division, and areas along the Thai border.
Monasteries Between Earth and Heaven
25 Mar 2013
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Monasteries have always been intended as special, mystical places. They are meant to be outside the boundaries of the lay world and close to the divine realm.
Mountbatten: The Man Who Recaptured Burma
22 Mar 2013
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We've heard of D-Day, Stalingrad, and Pearl Harbor, but did you know that Burma (Myanmar) was the site of some of important battles in World War II?
Myanmar Turns a New Leaf...a Mulberry Nation
18 Mar 2013
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Myanmar (Burma) is shaped like a slightly curled mulberry leaf lying gently against the Southeast Asian landmass—its long stem paralleling the Andaman Sea coastline. How appropriate, because Myanmar is turning a new leaf.
Take A Fascinating Trip to the Realm of Folklore
06 Mar 2013
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Myanmar is a diverse country with numerous tourist sights spread across the country... and some of the best attractions are of spirit.
Traditional Burmese Book Started with Palm Leaves
06 Mar 2013
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Each object in the contemporary world has its own history and evolution, and that includes something as common as a book.
What to Look For ... and Look Out For... In Folklore
06 Mar 2013
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Burmese legends are filled with various mythological beings. You will run into them a lot.
5 Myanmar Galleries Showing Local Art
06 Mar 2013
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You’ve been sightseeing non-stop your whole trip? Take a leisurely stroll through some of Myanmar’s art galleries to relax your body and mind.
Meditation: From Tranquility to Levitation
27 Feb 2013
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The spiritual traditions of the East have become associated with many practices that our perception sees as mysterious. Meditation is one of these.
Monks: It’s More than Just the Saffron Robe
27 Feb 2013
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It is quite likely that you will encounter such a scene during your trip to Myanmar: a group of people clad in maroon robes walking the streets or countryside.
Chinlone: Where Sport and Religion Meet
22 Feb 2013
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When you see young people bouncing around a simple rattan ball, they are engaged in an activity called Chinlone, the traditional ball game of Myanmar.
Animism has Deep Roots in the Burmese Culture
21 Feb 2013
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One percent of Myanmar's population are animists, believers in the spirits that surround us.
Bagan's Religious Art a Truly Timeless Treasure
06 Feb 2013
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At first sight, gazing at the Bagan Plains is like glimpsing a mystical city from another dimension.
You Will  Meet the Pink ‘Monks’ of Myanmar
06 Feb 2013
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They move serenely in brilliant saffron or pink robes, symbolizing not only a deep spirituality, but the spirituality of a beautiful culture.
Sleuthing: Hot on the Trail of the 37 Nats
06 Feb 2013
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Taung Kalat is a volcanic plug rising 737 meters from lush forests below. There are 37 Mahagiri Nats, or spirits, represented at the famous shrine there.
My Son Becomes a Monk!
01 Feb 2013
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My 8-year-old son was quite a handful, always bothering his sisters and, in general, being a nuisance. Now he's a young monk.
The Friendship That Changed Myanmar
30 Jan 2013
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In 11th century Myanmar (Burma), the monks were not that much into self-denial, instead enjoying intoxicants and mingling with local women.
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