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Gipsy Troupe: Inside the lives of Sanpya Thabin Theatre

Travelling troupes of theatrical performers have been entertaining the Myanmar public for decades. Each troupe has about a hundred people, including male and female dancers, singers, comedians, traditional orchestra and modern music players. They travel for at least 10 months of the year traversing

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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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Ancient Pagodas of Kekku

Until the mid 1990s the remote area inhabited by the Pa-Oh race has been inaccessible to the outsider. Few people even of Taunggyi, the nearest big town had been there though many had heard of a complex of thousands of pagodas hidden deep in the countryside.

Two hours’ drive from Taunggyi a

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Myanmar’s Meditation Methods

The practice of meditation is helpful for making your mind calm and peaceful. In Myanmar today, meditation is thriving among not only the old but also the young.

According to Buddhism, the basic principle of meditation is to accept what exists and comes into existence as it actually is. There

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