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Climbing the grease pole

Climbing the grease pole has been a rural tradition in Myanmar since a few centuries.It is a fun event that village boys enjoy, at any festivity where the organising committee of elders arranges which event to include at which festival with the final approval of the Abbot of their monastery.

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Kayin State

Capital: Hpa-an | Population: Over 1.6 million | Languages: Kayin, Myanmar | Major Industries: Agriculture | 

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Inle Lake, Shan State

Inle Lake stretches 11 miles (17.7km) in the Nyaung Shwe basin of southern Shan State at an altitude of 2918ft (889m) above sea level. Ringed with mountain ranges that disappear into the far mists in hues of purple and blue, the lake is a haven for waterfowl and other birds, some of which are en

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TaungPyone Spirit Festival

Dates: August 19 – 26, 2018
Location: Taungpyone, north of Mandalay

The most important spirit or nat festival is the Taungpyone Festival held in August or September each year. This ancient village near Mandalay was where the two brothers Min Gyi and Min Galay were unfairly executed so i

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