Myanmar

Why Myanmar?

Tradition, Relaxing

Myanmar is a kaleidoscope, a fascinating mix of ancient cultures, ethnic minorities, scenic diversities, magnificent beaches, Buddhist traditions, golden temples and pagodas. In the main cities, some of the inhabitants have gone from hovel to high-rise, school children have gone from slate board to software, and there have been attempts at building department stores. But step back one street and it is a charming time warp; step outside the cities and time stands still.

Calendar of Event

Start dateTitleLocationDescription
10 October 2018 (27th Waxing Day of Thadingyut) - 18 days festivalPhaung Daw Oo Pagoda FestivalInle Lake RegionWatch the procession of leg-rowed boats, which are ceremoniously tugging four Buddha statues situated on a royal barge clockwise around Inle Lake. Throughout the event leg-rowed boat races are being held and you will come across them during the excursion on the lake. Hundreds of other vessels travel in the entourage in a general festive atmosphere. Thousands of people from around the Shan State attend this most holy of all Shan celebrations.
23 - 25 October 2018 (14th Waxing Day of Thadingyut) - 3 days festivalThe Thadingyut (Festival of the lights)Throughout MaynmarTo mark the end of the Buddhist Lent, and is also one of the most prominent festivals of the year. Pagodas, houses, public buildings, parks, and monuments are all illuminated and there are various kinds of activities for everyone to enjoy. Thadingyut is not only for joyous but also thanksgiving and paying homage to Buddhist monks, teachers, parents and elders, and asking pardon for whatever misdeeds might have committed.
17 - 22th November 2018 (9th Waxing Day of Tazaungmone) - 7 days festivalBalloon FestivalTaunggyi, Shan StateThe fireworks are in the form of rockets. There is always hot balloons competition day and night. Day balloons are usually in the form of Pagodas, and animals such as elephant, dragon or ducks while the night balloons usually in the shape of rugby ball, huge elongated paper balls with small lighted multicolored paper lanterns hung around their sides and balloons would sting along fireworks and fire sticks which are set off mid-air fireworks.
24 November 2018 (Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone) - 1 day festivalKyaikhtiyo Pagoda FestivalGolden RockThe boulder, standing on the edge of a peak in the highest mountain range, is said to be freely hanging over the cliff. The place is famous as a pilgrimage and holiday outing spot. On this particular full moon day number total 9,999 candles are ceremoniously lit at mid night.
December 2018 (Full Moon Day of Nadaw) - 1 day festivalPopa Nat Spirit FestivalMt. Popa regionMt. Popa being considered most important Nat worshiping center, thousands of country folks and town people in their joyous, light-hearten and merrymaking in this particular festival. Thousands of animals were sacrificed to the Nats during the festival however this practice has been stopped since Bagan period. Spirit possession and Overall drunken ecstasy are part of the celebration.

Myanmar Highlight

  • Temples of bagan
  • River cruises
  • Mergui archipelago
  • Hills tribes
  • Community based
  • Maynmar festivals

MAIN 5 destinations: Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach could add river cruises on Irrawaddy also.

OTHER Unique to Myanmar: Mergui Archipelago, Mogok ruby land, Putao (Myanmar Himalaya), Chin state tattoo faced tribes, Loikaw & Kayah long neck Karen villages.

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