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The Lion Dance

It is no doubt lion dances come to mind once you think of Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year Festival that is held yearly by the Chinese community in Myanmar and especially in the Chinatown area of downtown Yangon. It has been getting bigger and busier year by year has become more interesting. Read More

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Traditional Hair Styles Ancient and Modern

As Myanmar is an ancient country with a long history, it has enormous heritage—both tangible and intangible. Hair knotting is one of our ancient traditional practices.

 ‘Hair designer’ is not a new term in Myanmar. According to Yarzathu Phwar stone inscriptions, the Bagan era saw

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Myanmar Traditional Paintings

Wall paintings
Paintings were first used in Myanmar to decorate temples, rather than palaces or homes, in order to propagate knowledge about Buddhism. The first ‘illustrated’ Buddhist texts in Myanmar are in the Pahto Thamya Temple at Bagan, which is believed to have been built in the

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KACHIN

The Kachin people mostly live in the most northern part of Myanmar around the areas where the Ayeyarwaddy and Chindwin Rivers begin.  They also live in neighbouring areas of China and India.

The Kachin population is around 1.5 million and they are believed to have originated fro

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