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 JapaneseRead More
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
Walking along the streets of Yangon, or indeed any other city or town in Myanmar, you will be drawn to the smells and sounds of food being cooked and sold, sellers calling out and customers ordering a vast variety of street food. From sweet snacks to spicy pick-me-ups to full meals, there is alwaysRead More
Teak may be the highly prized timber of Myanmar treasured by men, but for women of almost all races it is Thanakha (and Limonia accidissim Linn.) and it has been in use for many centuries. The bark is ground on a flat circular stone mortar and the thin fragrant paste is smeared on the face andRead More