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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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A Pagoda of Monywa, a Fairyland of Faith

Monywa is the home of the famous landmark Mohnyin Thanboddhay Pagoda complex, with two huge white-washed elephants guarding the entrance, was built in 1940 under the supervision of the Mohnyin Abbot. During WWII it was a refugee camp for those escaping the bombs of either the Allies or the Japanese

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Jasmine:The Scent of Myanmar

Everywhere in the world people derive the same message from the symbol of a flower: love.

Jasmine is a familiar sight in Myanmar and can be seen at pagodas and markets as well as at Yangon traffic light areas where some people sell jasmine to drivers for a living. Myanmar Buddhists offer jas

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