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Mawlamyine - burma

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Spending a few days in Yangon is a splendid opportunity to understand burma citizen and travel its splendid sites. One of those is having a full day to uncover the lives by Ayeyarwaddy River in Dala and Twante. If Dala - about 40km from Yangon - is one of the most joyful villages of burma (Burma), where you could experience the life on motorcycle, the friendliness of vendors on the road and the cheerful eyes of children, Twante is the traditional pottery handicraft of this country, where you can learn about the skillful citizen and their captivating works, admire how young generation is keeping and developing the secret of their family’s traditional workshop. One day in these pretty towns is worth experience to take some memories of your charming myanmar holiday back home.Dala – How the lives get on by the Ayeyarwaddy River?How to get there:Being a small town in the South of Yangon river, the trip to Dala starts by taking the jetty at Pansadon road. Walking to the finish of the road t…

Myanmar’s unique Novitiation Ceremony

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In burma, boys all have to experience one or several times of “monk-hood”. They will leave their home and be sent to a monastery or pagoda to practice prior deciding whether to become a lifelong monk or give up the robe after that. Novitiation ceremony (or Shinbyu Pwe) is the most important ceremony in a whole life of a Burmese men. To them, since they were born, if they own not ever gone into a pagoda or monastery once, they contain not been a wonderful Buddhist yet. Also according to the belief of Buddhists here, the fact that their son become monks can create a big career for family.
Shinbyu Pwe - special ceremony
In early morning, new novices are applied makeup, wearing Burmese traditional costumes, and are taken to a unique site to start the ceremony. This is an occasion that parents can be proud of their children.

Organizers will announce the Shinbyu Pwe ceremony and open music to call upon citizen to donate alms bows and robes for new novices. After the announcement, the children …

Trek Kalaw and encounter Ethnic citizen

Kalaw is a former colonial British hill station in western Shan State of myanmar (Burma), at 1320m above the sea level, 50 km from Inle lake.Kalaw has natural atmosphere, cool and refreshing climate, and breathtaking view. It is well-known as a trekking mecca of myanmar and an suitable region for colorful hill tribe and agricultural life discovery.

Kalaw town is set amongst magnificent pine forests. Many colonial-era buildings constructed by British in Kalaw remain with diverse states of decay. They are quaint, eerily silent and seemingly undisturbed.
Kalaw blends influences of Indian and Nepalese culture. This region has a significant population of Nepali Gurkhas, Indian Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims who were brought to Kalaw by the British to build the railway line.As an untouched and pristine region, trekking and visiting villages in Kalaw is an incredible way to acquire impressive experiences. These are some special places that you may trek in Kalaw.
++ Suggested tour:Trekking from Kalaw…

Myanmar's charming street Food

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As an enigmatic country, myanmar is also captivating for its primary cuisine based on distinctly indigenous ingredients. Strolling around the streets in the country and trying some featured dishes, it is not fastidious to notice this characteristic.
1. Burmese sweet snacksCommonly known as “moun”, Burmese sweets are not used as desserts like in the West but rather as snacks, particularly taken with tea in the morning or afternoon.
And, while sweets elsewhere in Southeast Asia are coated with sugar, sweet flavor of “moun” are gotten from the local ingredients like coconut, jaggery, palm, rice, tapioca, fruit, etc.

Here are some striking Burmese sweets:
- Sanwin makin: a semolina cake made of semolina flour, sugar, butter, eggs, grated coconut and coconut milk; walnut and raisins are optionally supplemented.
- Beinmoun: Burmese-style pancakes or poppy seeded pancake; a round, yellow fried cake with its ingredients including rice flour, jaggery, coconut, poppy seed and butter. This is a fragr…

Mandalay - Land of myanmar antique Capitals

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The area around Mandalay city is very magnificent in antique capitals, which leave countless valued historic and religious relics. Thanks to this, it is considered as the most important cultural hub of myanmar.
Mandalay is now Myanmar’s second largest city, but if pull out the history in 19th century, it could see that its role was not less important than it is today. Mandalay imperial capital was founded at the foot of Mandalay Hill by King Midon in 1857, ostensibly to fulfill a prophecy of the foundation of a Buddhism metropolis in an exact destination on the 2,400th Buddhism jubilee. To construct this new capital, the former royal palace of Amarapura was dismantled, and materials were moved by elephants to the new location.
The capital is surrounded by four rivers. For the next 26 years, Mandalay was the ultimate royal capital of Konbaung Dynasty, the last individual Burmese kingdom previous its last annexation by British Empire. It ceased to be the capital in 1885…

Myanmar Tour FAQs updated

This is our newest update about Myanmar travel settings with 23 FAQs for the updated infomation. Check it out for the best preparation of your excited coming Myanmar holidays.
1. Burma or Myanmar? Where is the country?Both names mean exactly the same and suffer the same insufficiency as both assigns the name of the ruling ethnic group (namely the ‘Bamar’, or ‘Burmans’, or ‘Myanmar’) to the whole country, thus repeating a pattern of discrimination or complacency towards minorities. The name ‘Myanmar’ was adopted by the regime in 1989 without any democratic legitimization. While we don’t actually mind using ‘Myanmar’, we would definitely prefer if this change would retrospectively be confirmed by a genuinely democratic decision. Myanmar is the largest country in mainland of Indochina Peninsular. The country shares border with: China in North East, India in North West,Bangladesh in South West, Laos in Central East, Thailand in South East.
2. Is Myanmar safe for travel?Yes, definitely. The co…

Government Bans Tourists from Climbing on Pagodas in Bagan

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nearly the pagodas in Bagan will be prohibited to ascend on top since March 01 2016. Watching the sunset from the top of a pagoda is one of Bagan’s delightful travel experiences, also rated as a “must-do” when taking a adventure to burma.

Nonetheless, on ultimate February 22, 2016, Myanmar’s Ministry of Culture announced its decision to ban visitors from climbing on antique pagodas in this world-renowned archaeological zone, after publication of a video showing an indecent show on top of one structure in Bagan.

The cause starts from a fact happening in the second week of this February, as a medical company had conducted a cultural singing- and-dancing show on Pyathagyi Pagoda, as the Mimistry said, had a “negative impact” on the nation’s culture.

The number of locals and foreign tourists to Bagan has grown quickly recently, doubled from 120,000 to 250,000 between 2011 and 2015. This means hundreds of visitors ascend the temples everyday, placing strain on the old structures. Said by the M…