Facts and History of Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma) - Reason to visit: Sunset over 4000 Buddhist temples on the plains of Bagan; Floating villages of Inie Lake; Blinding gold Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon; Whirlpool of Chinese, Indian and Southeast Asian cultures

Quotes from Visitors

The Practical Stuff FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda Festival

The festival of Phaungdaw Oo pagoda in Inle Lake is held every year during the month of Thadingyut (October), and is the big event of the year.

Thadingyut Festival of Lights

Thadingyut Festival of Lights

Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda Festival

Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda Festival

December - Nat-taw  December is a month of ritual feasts in honour of Nats (spirits) and traditional family gods. Mount Popa Nat Spirit Festival

December - Nat-taw December is a month of ritual feasts in honour of Nats (spirits) and traditional family gods.

The festival of Phaungdaw Oo pagoda in Inle Lake is held every year during the month of Thadingyut (October), and is the big event of the year.

The festival of Phaungdaw Oo pagoda in Inle Lake is held every year during the month of Thadingyut (October), and is the big event of the year.

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival - The Golden Rock festival is celebrated around the middle of October.

Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival - The Golden Rock festival is celebrated around the middle of October.

Myanmar Lantern Festival

Festival of Lights, Myanmar Photograph by Chien-Chi Chang, National Geographic Lighting a sea of candles, Burmese pay homage to their ancestors during Thadingyut, the three-day festival of lights in October marking the end of the Buddhist

January – Pyatho

January – Pyatho


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