Mythical creatures from ancient legends are often used as decorative motifs for pagodas or musical instruments. They are the Keinari and Keinara, half-human half-bird; ogres with green skin; the Naga, the water serpent; the Galon, the giant bird; the deer-like Toe Naya; the Meg
Chin thay (Burmese for ‘lion’) are mythological lion-like creatures (leogryph) that can be seen standing guard at the entrances of pagodas, cities and other important places. Chin thay are sometimes full-body lions but more often they have the rear half of a lion with their front half taking theRead More
When fresh restrictions were imposed on the logging industry in 2016, scores of elephants found themselves out of a job. Threatened by poachers in the wilds of the Bago Yoma Ranges, and with their previous owners unable to support them, a lucky few were given refuge at the Wingabaw Elephant ConservaRead More
Set in a quiet and lush part of Yangon, nestled between the embassies and grand residences of Taw Win Road, The Marina strikes a calm and refreshing note from the very outset. It shares its name with a famous beach on the southwest coast of India in the city of Chennai.
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