Hidden secrets behind sacred temples in Myanmar

May 28, 2016

Shwedagon Pagoda houses eight strands of hair of the Buddha, the site of Shwezigon Paya was selected by a white elephant, Dhammayangyi, the largest of all temples in Bagan said to be built by a wicked king, just to name a few hidden secrets attract visitors to Myanmar. The Dhammayangyi is the largest of all temples in Bagan. According to old stories, King Narathu built it to atone for his…

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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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