Food in Myanmar

Mon Traditional Food (Thingyan Rice)

This is Mon traditional recipe and not common to find in the market. Mon Thingyan rice is only cooked only in Thingyan time(about 5 days in mid of April). Mon people donate this dish to people who come to their donation booth.

Prawn with Spicy Cooking Powder

Prawn with spicy cooking powder is cooked with fresh tomato paste and curry powder. This dish have wonderful smell with spicy taste and only need short time to cook.

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Thanaka (also spelt thanakha) is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark. It is a distinctive feature of Myanmar

Shinbyu (Novitiation Ceremony)

Shinbyu (also spelt shinpyu) is the Burmese term for a novitiation ceremony (pabbajja) in the tradition of Theravada Buddhism,

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Dance of Burma

Dance of Bamar

Dance in Burma (now known as Myanmar by the government there) can be divided into dramatic, folk and vil

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Doan dance

Dance of Karen

If one were to name the dance which best represents the life and beauty of the Kayin people, it is the Doan dance. It is

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WARMLY WELCOME To MYANMAR

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"Myanmar is adjacent attached to seacoasts, scenes of beaches you can view, and also enriched Hill land, Mountain View Point could also be enjoyable. Rivers, Streams, Lakes and Ponds abundance make you feel pleased on boat-rides. As most people in Myanmar are Buddhists, there are so many Pagodas, Buddha Images, and Monasteries to visit elsewhere. Ethnicity collective unique Myanmar is able to be observed variety of Customs and Traditions, and not an Industrial nation yet, still a developing country, Hand-crafts are reliable that could study Hand-made Domestic Works a lot."

You can explore information, photos and videos about all interesting places around Myanmar here. Check out the delicious traditional burmese food here.

Information

There are a list of Foreign Embassies in Myanmar and Myanmar Embassies around the world. We hope it can be useful for you what want to know about Myanmar and where to go with ease and security when you are travelling in Myanmar.
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The kyat is the currency of Myanmar and the currency code for Kyats is MMK. US dollar is the most acceptable currency. You can exchange money at banks, airports, shopping centers and down town easily now. The use of foreign bank and credit cards in Myanmar at point of sale is currently limited, although Visa and Mastercard ready ATMs are increasingly widespread in major cities and tourist spots.
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Burmese is the main language, but English is spoken by many people in cities and tourist areas (to varying degrees of proficiency); most hotels and tour agencies have some staff with a reasonable level of understanding.
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Attractions

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Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda

The Koe Htat Kyi (or) the nine storey pagoda is another enormous Buddha Image in Yangon.

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Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda

It is especially known because within it lies a giant image of a Buddha reclining. It is one of the

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Shwegugyi Temple

Shwegugyi Temple (literally "Great Golden Cave") is a Buddhist temple built during the reign of King

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Chaung Thar Beach

Chaung Thar Beach is located 40 km to the west of Pathein (Bassein) in Ayeyarwaddy Division. It is a

(Pathein)

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Festivals

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Pagoda Festivals of BAGAN

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Wagaung Festival

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Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

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Kachin Manaw Festival

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Tapoutwe Festival

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Thanakha Grinding Festival

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Thingyan Water Festival

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Tapaung Festival

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Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival

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Matho Thingan (Yellow Robe) Weaving Festival

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Tawthalin Festival

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Htamane Festival