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Asian Tour's blog aims to showcase the exotic natural and cultural beauty of Myanmar. We hope our articles give you feelings of wanderlust and the desire to explore Myanmar as your next dream holiday destination.
Taung Pyone Nat (Spirit) Festival
In Myanmar, the belief in Nat (Spirit) is one of the most important parts of the culture. If you get to Taung Pyone by Chance but you are not actually a Nat believer, circus and cultural dances, music and magic shows, fortunetellers and tattoo shops will entertain you at any time. Another awesome thing that you will be amazed plenty of crowded shops with local food and accessories from souvenir shops stroll through passing and flocking among different types of people. You wonder about how the locals’ lives during the festival time. The small road to festival area becomes lively with a lot of traffic jam. Young and old people on roadsides are busy asking for money from vehicles.
If you are around Mandalay during August, I recommend you to attend this festival. I am sure it will be an unforgettable memory.
New Path To Dawei Peninsula
Dawei formerly known as “the clean city”, in South – Eastern Myanmar and is the capital of the Tanintharyi Region. About 614 km south of Yangon on the Northern bank of the Dawei River. Dawei is a trading hub and quickly progressing town, the true size of the city is hidden beneath the coconut and betel nut palms which give the city a tropical jungle feel. The local people are delightfully friendly and it is a good place to explore the surrounding community villages and beaches. It produces rice, rubber, teakwood, cashew nuts, betel nuts, oil-palm and fruits such as pineapples, a variety of mangoes, mangosteens and durian. Dawei Peninsula filled with rural fishing villages and hidden beaches. Explore daily life style of authentic local people.
Irrawaddy Dolphin From Irrawaddy River Near Mandalay
Unique Cultures of Irrawaddy dolphins and local fisherman in Myanmar!!
What a beautiful custom! Irrawaddy dolphins are an endangered species found in only three rivers in the world, including the Irrawaddy River in Burma (Myanmar)--the only place where cooperative fishing with Irrawaddy dolphins exists. The Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is a euryhaline species of oceanic dolphin, meaning they transition between saltwater and freshwater. Though they are listed as one of the seven species of river dolphin, they are not a true river dolphin. They use echolocation (sound) to hunt fish and communicate together. Their estimated total population is 7,100 and preferred habitat of this dolphin is muddy, brackish waters at river mouths and deltas.
Restoration of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) Pagoda
Impressive Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (or) Golden Rock Pagoda usually apply Gold Leaf as part of the renovation every 3 years. As per recently announcement from Trustee, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda will be under restoration from 21 January 2019 to March 2019. During this period, it will be partially/fully covered by bamboo scaffolding.
Laos - Myanmar Border Status
The border gate between Myanmar and Laos has been upgraded and given international status, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. The ministry has upgraded the Wan Pong check point in Tachilek, Shan State, making it an international border entry point for Myanmar and Laos. The Myanmar-Laos Friendship Bridge links Kyainglap (Kenglap) in Tachileik district. It is opening starts 20 November 2018 as the international border between the two countries. Wan Pong Gate & Kyainglap Gate is a hole out of the international border status between Myanmar – Laos.
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