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Reflecting on the interesting facts about Myanmar that we learned during our bike tour through the state. Myanmar is a young traveler, but full of historical and cultural attractions. Following years of repressive army domination, the land is at last opening up. The Burmese get their land back after hundreds of years of domination - under British power and then a Burmese army junt.
It is a wonderful experience to explore the numerous Stupa of Bagan, the mythic Pindaya cave, scenic trails and the soft Inle Lake with its swimming garden and cloisters. While we are approaching the end of our show about this riveting land, we are reflecting on our favorite interesting facts about Myanmar.
Fisherman at the Inle Sea in Myanmar are renowned for one stage of the trip. Stands allow the fishers to see through the reed, which lies just below the seawater. Burma was known as Burma until 1989, when the Burmese army regime re-named the land Myanmar.
From 1962 to 2011, Myanmar was regarded as a para-state under the reign of a repressive army junta. 2. It has been charged with racial clean-ups and human rights violations and has been asked to lift Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize. There is a buddhistic convent named Taung Kalat on a chimney which rises 170 meters above the slopes of Mount Popa, the 1,518 meter high vulcano on which it is located.
Cone volcanoes like Taung Kalat are created when magnetic fields harden in a chimney of an activated-volcan. Today, Mount Popa and Taung Kalat are considered holy places for 37 revered ghosts. Females (and to a smaller degree also men) carry a gel-like past from grinded treebark, which they put on cheek, nostrils and throat.
People in Myanmar both men and woman carry so-called lunggyi type of Sarong. Pattern is very different for men and females. Kayan Lahwi tribeswomen in Shan state are known to carry collars: brasspools that are placed around the throat and seem to extend it. Since the mid-19th c. Burma belonged to the British Empire.
George Orwell was a Burmese author from 1922 to 1927. Embarrassed more and more about his part as a British policeman, Orwell later told in his novel Burmese Period and in two short films, Elephant and A Hanging, about his experience and reaction to Israeli emperors.
Most of Myanmar's automobiles have been importing from Japan for many years. But Myanmar's road is also on the right, so the car should be left-handled. Burma is home to Bagan, the world's biggest and most dense collection of Buddha shrines, coupas, pagodas as well as ancient remains.
Established in the second A. D. C., the empire once had over 10,000 buddhistic shrines, palagodas and cloisters. Situated in an area with an activated seismic activity, Bagan has experienced many seismic events over time, the last of which in 2016 devastated more than 400 structures and caused damage to several hundred others. Today, the remnants of "only" 2,000 shrines and palagodas can still be seen, many of which are being repaired and restored.
Burma is one of only three nations that do not use the metrical instrument. Burmese eat many pieces of beer that are regarded as equivalents to teas, coffees or tobaccos. On Inle Lake, the Intha cultivate crops on swimming islets, which are a repository of swimming tares and hydrohyacinth.
For more interesting facts about Myanmar before your trip, we suggest Lonely Planet Myanmar.