Kachin Manaw Festival
Kachin is one of the states which has a delightful festival known as Manaw. Kachin, the hill people or the Scots of Myanmar, celebrate Manaw festival. It is one of the most popular festivals in Myanmar. The festival is usually held in January. This festival has been held for more than three decades. Manaw festivals is the celebration of the New Year, Victory in battles, reunion of the tribes etc. Everybody in town joins the spiritual dance lined up behind one another.
Maha Myat Muni Festival
This festival falls on the full moon day of Thabodwe. This festival usually lasts for 2 days. Glutinous rice (which is a delicacy) contests are also held on the pagoda’s platform. A variety of incense sticks are burnt for the Myanmar Buddha image on the full moon day. During this festival thousands of people from all over the country make the pilgrimage to the Mahamuni Pagoda. The temple is always the center of activities and during this festival it explodes with energy.
Playgrounds And Amusement Parks
There are a few playgrounds and parks in Yangon. The more popular ones include the Mya Kyun Thar, Mahabandoola Garden and Playground, Happy World Play Ground, Bogyoke Aung San Park, View Point Amusement Park and Hlawgar Wildlife Park.
The Elegant Lotus Robe
In the Union of Myanmar, where Theravada Buddhism flourishes, yellow robes have been offered to the Lord Buddha in different seasons for many hundreds of years. The robes are known as Waso-thingan, Kahtein-thingan, Matho-thingan, Kyar-thingan and Pantthaku-thingan. The Waso-thingan is the robe offered on the occasion of Wazo, the three-month Lenten period from round about July to October. The Kahtein-thingan is the robe that is offered to the Buddha and his congregation of monks, that is, the Sangha, at the end of lent. this robe must not be offered to a monk of one’s acquaintance or choice but to the Sangha in general.
Pray, also called Prome, is a town of Bago Region, Myanmar. The town is located on the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River) and about 260 kilometers northwest of Yangon. Pray town is an area of about 18 square miles (47 square km) and almost circular. It was established as a transshipment point for cargo between Upper and Lower Burma in the late 19th century by the colonial government. Nowadays, the town is one of the tourist attractions in Myanmar. It is home to more than 80 gilded pagodas, especially the Shwesandaw pagoda – one of the most famous ancient pagodas. Pray town is also a good place for the purchase of products made of teak wood, cotton and silk.
Located on Route 20, 14 kilometres from the intersection with Route 16, Uttayan Bajiang is an interesting stop on a daytrip from Pakse or as part of a multiday loop....
The small island on Don Kho, 17 kilometres north of Pakse on the Mekong river, is home to Saphai village (Ban Saphai), which is renowned for its silk weaving and provides an excellent opportunity for a daytrip or overnight stay from Pakse....
Just past kilometre 38 along the road to Pak Song is Tad Fane -- a picturesque twin set of waterfalls spilling 200 metres down into a deep abyss...
Mann Ma-yway, a snack made of glutinous rice and palm sugar, is mostly sold at rural markets and pagoda festivals in Myanmar. It is also called Ma-yway-gyi in some regions. Made of puffed glutinous rice and palm sugar, it is sweet, delicious and crispy and consumed by old and young, alike. In making Mann Ma-yway, first of all, steamed glutinous rice is pounded into paste. The paste is place on a mat, strewn with bran. It is then cut into flat pieces, each measuring about an inch. The small pieces of glutinous rice must be dried under the sun for about half a day. After that, when the small pieces are roasted, they puffed-up. At the same time, palm sugar syrup must be kept ready.
Myanmar Traditional Shan Snack (Khaw Poat)
Khaw Poat is a kind of appetizing snack of the Shan national race, who lives in the Southern part of the Shan State. Khaw Poat is not only a popular snack for the Shan nationals, but also for all nationals. We can easily eat Khaw Poat by frying or roasting it. Khaw Poat is more delicious if you eat with roasted and pounded sesame, and brown slab sugar. And you can also eat Khaw Poat only without mixing with other ingredients.