What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Myanmar

August 8, 2019

Myanmar has changed at breakneck speed since the country started opening up to visitors around 2012. Here are some things that travelers should be aware in their trip to Myanmar. Greetings The standard greeting of “mingalabar” (pronounced min-gah-lah-bah”) means “auspiciousness wishes.” Saying it to local people will usually get you a smile and happy nod in return. Bonus points if say thank you: kye zu tin ba deh, pronounced “cheh-zu-tin-ba-deh”. Check…

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A guide to visit Myanmar

March 30, 2018

Known as “Buddhist Kingdom”, Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian country with more than 100 ethnic groups. Myanmar impresses tourists with the unique culture, tasty food, beautiful landscapes, ancient temples, and pagodas. Day after day, Myanmar now being one of the most popular destinations in Asia and attracts thousands of local and foreigner tourists each year, especially worship ones How to get to Myanmar? Airplanes are still the best…

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Thingyan – Myanmar’s traditional water festival

March 30, 2016

Usually falls around mid-April (the Burmese month of Tagu), Thingyan or New Year Water Festival is the most important celebration of Myanmar people. In Burmese, Thingyan means “change”, the change of the old year to the New Year, old life to new life, old circle to new circle. It is a Buddhist festival celebrated over a period of four to five days culminating in the New Year. Formerly the dates…

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