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Traditional Weddings

 
Weddings for the Buddhist families of Myanmar take place before or after the Buddhist Lent lasting from July to October. Since weddings have nothing to do with Buddhism, monks never officiate although food is

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Mystical Guardian Lions: Chin thay

Chin thay (Burmese for ‘lion’) are mythological lion-like creatures (leogryph) that . Chin thay are sometimes full-body lions but more often they have the rear half of a lion with their front half taking the form of a human, dog or dragon. They usually sit in pairs at either side of an entrance.

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The traditional Myanmar sport: Chinlone

Chinlone (Burmese for caneball) is a traditional sport of Myanmar. It involves a group of players using the best of their skill and style to keep a ball made of woven cane from the ground.  Players can touch the ball with any part of the body except the hands and arms. Five players rotate slowl

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Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun

Hsinbyume Pagoda, also called Myatheindan Pagoda, is located a little further along the river bank. While not as epic in dimensions as its neighbouring stars, it is striking for being unusual in design and painted entirely in white. It was built in 1816 by the son of the aforementioned King Bawdopay

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