Myanmar Tourism & Culture

This is two different pages of my Myanmar project so here you re I hope you enjoy!




Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon is located in Yangon in Myanmar and is one of the world’s most majestic temple. The main pagoda is 325 ft.; the Golden Pagoda dominates Yangon’s skyline. The temple is Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist temple because inside it there is one of Buddha’s hairs and also one of his robes. The British invaded the Pagoda in 1824 and they took their shoes off and entered the pagoda and use it as a fortress for two years until they left. Many tourists visit the sacred sight each year. The government do not mind this because in Myanmar the main job is tourism and it helps the economy grow.


Inle Lake

Inle Lake is a fresh water lake located in Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State. It is the second largest lake in Myanmar with the lake covering 44 m2; in the dry season the lake can be 12 ft. deepest at the most and in the Rainy season that can be increased by five feet. There is also a hot spring on its northwestern shore that is one of the main tourist attractions of the lake. Although the lake is not large there are over 20 species of snails and fish that can be found nowhere else in the world apart from on the lake. It also hosts around 20,000 brown and black head migratory seagulls in the months of November, December and January. In the month of June 2015 Inle Lake became Myanmar’s first registered nature hotspot to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). It is also one of Myanmar’s most visited places by tourists.





Myanmar’s national dish is Mohinga and it is a rice noodle and fish soup they tend to eat it for breakfast and it plays a huge part in Burmese cuisine. Fish is also plays a huge part in Burmese culture; nagpi (Fermented Seafood), fish sauce and also dried prawns. As south Myanmar is fully surrounded by water so it is easy to access fish. Meat and poultry are mainly eaten in more landlocked cities like Mandalay.


Theravada Buddhism

Theravada Buddhism is one of the main religions in Myanmar and the fact that Myanmar is a Buddhist country backs that. The religion is one of the only ones that still teaches the language of Pali: the language that Buddha spoke. Theravada Buddhism means ‘The doctrine of elders’ and it is also said by the teachers that it is one of the closest religions to Buddha’s exact teachings. In the religion you can become a monk and most monks tend to be in monastic communities. The Monks have a two-week holiday during the summer. They still meditate and that is there own decision. To be a monk you need to give up everything you own and devote your life to learn the sacred the language of Pali. Many people give up their lives in Myanmar and around about 500,000 monks are in Myanmar. The monks have to wear red, brown or orange robes.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s