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.
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
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
Sule Pagoda is one of the more significant pagodas in Myanmar and it is located as a major landmark in the downtown area of Yangon. It is surrounded by historical and religious buildings: the 82 year-old City Hall in the northeast; Maha Bandoola Park with the Independence Monument and the 107-year oRead More