Novitiation Ceremony of Myanmar

Novitiation ceremony is the unique characteristic in Myanmar. This ceremony usually celebrates during the school holidays, mostly in summer holidays at March & April before the water festival. In the Myanmar tradition the boys are compulsory to enter the Buddhist order for a week or more. In the Myanmar Buddhist tradition it is compulsory that […]

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Myanmar’s coffee and tea regain popularity

Long before hipster and modern cafes made coffee and tea enjoyment a popular pastime all over the world, the people of Myanmar have been enjoying the fruits of high-quality coffee beans and traditionally brewed teas. Coffee, which is not a new industry for Myanmar, was first introduced by the British in the 1800s. With a […]

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A Bagan bargain

It’s almost impossible to say just how many temples there are in Bagan. The sizzling pork curry. Nandar Aung / The Myanmar TimesThe sizzling pork curry. Nandar Aung / The Myanmar Times And it’s becoming equally hard to count the number of restaurants springing up around the historic site. Once the realm of kings and […]

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Thanakha: A Tree, A Cosmetic, A Charm

The thanakha powder protects Ei Lay’s skin from Myanmar’s harsh tropical sun, which beats down almost throughout the year. She is under the sun from early morning until late evening and sweats a lot, but her complexion is untouched by sunburn, and beautifully unaffected. In the countryside especially, Burmese women working in paddy fields wear […]

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Traditional Medicine In Myanmar

The belief in turning to nature to heal and cure, is strong in nearly all Asian na- tions, and in Myanmar, even more so. Traditional medicine treatments have been followed in Myanmar for generations and continue to be popular even today, though more in remote rural areas, not least due to non availability of western […]

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