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Religious Noise

Quiet, please: Myanmar festival stirs debate over religious noise Yangon – From grumbling neighbors to witty memes of the Buddha imploring a man with speakers to “stop your noise”, the cacophony around Myanmar’s annual Tazaungdaing festival is revving up the debate over the modern racket accompanying religious customs. Myanmar is 90 percent Buddhist, and October […]

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Myanmar Equestrian Sports

Myanmar Equestrian Sports It was on that occasion, Myanmar Equestrian Sports that men of outstanding achievement in military service and skill were awarded by Their Majesties with cash, promotion, title, land, and fief. Non-service men from the public also participated in the tourneys and the outstanding were recruited into the regiments. Myanmar month Pyatho (January), […]

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Deer species found in Myanmar

For wildlife lovers who want to watch Myanmar wildlife at various destinations such as parks or wildlife reserves or wildlife sanctuaries throughout the country, four kinds of deer species found in Myanmar are presented in this time. These deer species are well-known in Myanmar. They are Eld’s Deer, Sambar Deer, Muntjac and Hog Deer.

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The story of Varuna zawgyi

Perhaps a zawgyi might manifest himself as on the puppet stage and in classical dramas — dressed in red flaming robes, with a red cane in hand and dancing on light fantastic toes. He is an endearing creature, very close to the heart of the Myanmar people, especially because he is so human.

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Botahtaung Pagoda

Botahtaung Pagoda The Botahtaung pagoda stands on the bank of the Yangon River, East Yangon. The locality is a busy waterfront with wharves and their daily traffic of steamers and boats. The pagoda was completely destroyed during the war and a new edifice stands in its place. The original structure dated back to 2000 years […]

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Relic chamber of Shwedagon

The story of old Armenian One of the greatest excitements in contemporary times happened in March 1968, when a news item in the Myanmar newspaper Kye Mon featured an interview with a 73-year-old Armenian gentleman, domiciled in Myanmar. Mr. Aparame was his name. He told the newsmen that he, as a boy on nine years […]

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Queen Shin Saw Pu

Queen Shin Saw Pu Among Queen Shin Saw Pu’s offerings was a gold statue of her likeness in her own weight, 90 pounds. This petite woman, daughter of the Mon warrior King Rajadarit, is one of the most colorful and overpowering personalities in our history. She chose to spend her last days within sight of […]

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Singuttara Hill

Singuttara Hill It was an occasion for the Thagyarmin‘s downy couch to harden like a stone. He looked down on the human abode and knew that his help was now required. His trusty servant Visakkama and other nats cleared the untamed jungle around the city of Dagon so that the Singuttara Hill stood prominent for […]

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Stupa that would stand throughout the centuries

SHWEDAGON The Stupa that would stand throughout the centuries Under the cool shelter of the gabled roof, the pilgrim slowly ascends the stairway on the northern side of the pagoda. Stretched full length on the balustrade is the huge sculptured likeness of Nga Moe Yeik the Crocodile, an old friend. The pilgrim reaches the top […]

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Shin Mway Noon and Min Nanda

Today’s Nga Moe Yeik creek also known as Pazuntaung creek The story of Shin Mway Noon and Min Nanda One favorite place for children on the pagoda precincts is the figure of a huge sculptured crocodile, terrible in its lifelikeness and yet so harmless. Children enjoy riding on its back and often put their hands […]