Myanmar Interesting Facts

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135 Ethnic Minorities

photo01Composition of the Different Ethnic Groups under the 8 Major National Ethnic Races in Myanmar.

4 Million Pagodas

According to the writings in Myanmar history, 4 million pagodas were built in Bagan.

8 Day in a Week

photo02The day that one has born is the most important in daily life in Myanmar.

All Glittering are Gold

Not to surprise Myanmar regarded as the Golden Land. Gold are mine in Myanmar at various places and use very widely as for social status, saving and of donation which again considered as a kind of saving for future life since Buddhists believe circle in birth.

Monks Novices and Nuns

photo03The Mon were the first people in Myanmar to practice Theravada Buddhism, called the Southern school since it took the southern route from India, its place of origin.

Earliest Primate of the World

Teeth and bits of jaw from a tiny, squirrel-sized animal that lived 40 million years ago in what is now Myanmar (Burma) suggest primates originated in Asia, not Africa as was believed, researchers said.

Historical Timeline

photo04Pondaung Man, the earliest primates known today, resided in Pondaung, northern Myanmar. Other traces of early human settlements are also found.

Lacquer WareLacquer Ware

Lacquer-ware is perhaps the most distinctive of all Myanmar handicrafts and the most widely produced and used. Lacquer ware was long a favorite of royalty for storing documents and precious jewelry.

Nat Worship

photo05The widespread adoption of Buddhism in Myanmar suppressed, but never replaced the pre-Buddhist practice of (nat -spirit-worship).

Betel Nut

The hospitality of Myanmar is seldom complete without kun-hsay-laphet (betel, tobacco and tea) when it comes to entertaining guests at home.

Myanmar's Beliefs

Superstitions of different cultures are interesting in some ways. Here are some of the Myanmars:- Don't go underneath a staircase. You will loose your will power.

Planetary Post

photo06Planetary posts are one of the intriguing features to be found at most pagodas in Myanmar. They represent a part of the belief of most traditional Buddhists.

Myanmar Alphabet

One might wonder to know that 45 million people speak 111 languages in Myanmar. Majority of Myanmar's speak Myanmar language.

Myanmar Ceramic

Kyauk Myaung in Shwe Bo Township is the largest one in ceramic production among these centers.

Ruby Sapphire and Jade

photo07Since the days of the ancient Burmese kings, foreign traders and merchants have been drawn by the country's superb gems.

Myanmar Silk

Mainly to make Cheik longyi, special garments worn by both men and women. The model worn by men is called Pasoe which sarong-like attire and the model worn by women is called Htamin which is like a skirt.

Stone Works

photo08Stone sculptors' workshops line a street near the Mandalay Mahamuni Pagoda.

The Essence of Yokethay (Puppets)

"On the traditional marionette stage however were we are dealing with captured imagination.

Traditional Dance

Although the performing arts of Myanmar have been influenced by the arts and culture of India, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand, Myanmar has preserved and developed its own culture including traditional dance.

Wood Carving

photo09Distinctive woodcarving is one of the traditional arts and crafts of Myanmar.

Traditional Medicine

According to Myanmar traditional medical belief there are 96 diseases.

Myanmar the Great Snack

Myanmar are inveterate snackers, consuming relishes and savory treats at all times of the day and night.

1500 Strings Rays of Love

Myanmars have analyzed the anatomy of love in very details.

As Myanmars believe, there are 1500 ways how people love in a man-woman's (couple's) relationship, and that are 528 ways how people love in father-mother-son-daughter or brother-sister relationship. It will be rather difficult to bring the whole list of them though!.  

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