Myanmar has a rich and unique culture.

This is Burma, and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.

Rudyard Kipling

In September 2019, I visited Yangon and Bagan in Myanmar. I will share this memory with you.

About Myanmar

Myanmar’s capital is often thought to be Yangon, But Naypyidaw is the current capital of Myanmar. In 2006, it became the capital instead of the former capital Yangon.

Why I visited Myanmar

I participated in an event related to Burmese culture held in Tokyo with my friend and wanted to go to Myanmar with interest. I tried to wear Thanakha and ate a rice noodle called Mohinga. that was really unique to me. So I invited a friend from high school to organize a four-day trip of Myanmar. This blog is about my wonderful trip to Myanmar.

Arrived at Yangon Airport and checked into the hotel, The hotel we stayed in was Little Yangon Hostel, Located near Sule Pagoda which is a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown Yangon. This hotel is economical and recommended as it is close to tourist attractions. such as Shwedagon pagoda. wifi is good, staffs are friendly and helpful.

[Little Yangon Hostel] : http://littlehostelgroup.com/little-yangon-hostel/

Sule Pagoda

Myanmar has a rich and unique culture.

Myanmar has a rich and unique culture for me. The first is the habit of applying powder called Thanakha to the face. This is said to protect the skin from UV rays. Thanakha powder is sold in supermarkets and also as a NIVEA product. There are also souvenirs for tourists.

NIVEA MEN THANAKHA

The second thing is a national costume called Longyi which is a cloth sewn in a ring shape, Wrap around your waist. Longyi may be worn along with ready-made clothes such as shirts and T-shirts. It is fashionable.

wearing Longyi

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