Sightseeing

 

Visit Myanmar is sometimes (and often) unexpected and surprises, these curiosities that make us smile or surprise us. Here are some curiosities of Myanmar

Grilled red ants from Pindaya (about 50km north of Kalaw and 2hr30 drive from Inle Lake)/Just after the rainy season (in November): on the big market of the city, sells a local specialty: roasted red ants. They are eaten with a spoon on a slice of bread, mixed with white rice or an omelet.

The basin is 300m from the Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda (8km from the village of Sagaing) remains a mystery: its level never moves, even during the heat. People come there to drink some of their water considered sacred.

The Palaung ethnic group uses very beautiful braided and lacquered baskets whose shape is very particular. They are the same baskets used by the Moi who live 2200 km away in Annam (Vietnam)!

A coconut hanging on a wall of the house: This means that your hosts also welcome Nat Min Magayi who is the guardian of the house. At the time of the kingdom of Bagan, a blacksmith was immolated on the order of the king. His sister, who loved him very much, threw himself into the fire to die with him. Both of them turned into a single Nat and came to haunt the nights of the king for a refuge. Excitedly, the king admitted the spirit to stay in any family. The juice of this suspended fruit is supposed to mitigate the effects of burns.

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