Men wear skirts, people love to eat betel, whistling to call a beer, … are some of many interesting things you may not know about Myanmar tourism.
Not noisy, exciting as many other places in the world, Myanmar conquered visitors by the beauty of the idyllic, mysterious and interesting side of it. Traveling Myanmar, visitors will have the opportunity to experience what is unique in this place. Myanmar is a very interesting destination for those who love exploring tourism because the country is still wild. Myanmar is the land of sacred Buddha, where there are countless interesting things that not everyone knows about.
Burmese people celebrate new year with Thingyan festival in April
Annually, Burmese people usually celebrate Thingyan festival to celebrate the new year in the middle of April. Thingyan festival – the new year of Burmese people – is like the water splashing festivals of the neighboring countries: Thailand and Cambodia. Burmese people also splash water on others with the hope that it will remove the bad lucks of the old year and wish for a good new year.
Myanmar has many beautiful beaches
Myanmar owns a coast line with the length of 2000km that is not exploited much. Therefore, its beaches nearly remain the original beauty. When traveling Myanmar, there is no interesting thing than relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Bengal bay; especially, Ngapali beach is only 45 minutes from Yangon.
When visiting Myanmar, you should bring cashes and don’t let them crease
In Myanmar, there are just a few ATMs, so visitors should remember to bring cashes to spend in the whole tour and don’t let them too “ugly”, you will use them very difficultly. Besides, visitors should notice that the credit cards and other modern payment means are only accepted in 5-star hotels and restaurants.
Whistle if you want to order a beer
Whistling to call the servers is a specialty of Burmese culture, so you should not wonder why there are so many whistles everywhere.
Hotels have the quite high prices.
Because the amount of hotels is not enough to meet the need of the number of visitors in Myanmar, the room prices here are usually higher than many other countries in the area.
Men wear skirts
The traditional clothes of Burmese people are Longyi, a kind of skirt tied around the hip for both men and women. Women usually tie them into many layers and skillfully fasten in the hip side while men make a knot in the front.
Only eat by the right hands
The Burmese people always use left hands to do the personal hygiene from the old time to now, so only the right hands have the “honor” to be used when eating and making the worshiping tasks.
The Burmese people also have the tradition to eat with only hand, the use the fingers on the right hands skillfully to take the rice, foods and roll them to eat without being scattered.
The news stand is always available in every corner of Yangon
During the period of being interrupted information and being limited internet communication, the Burmese people have to read newspapers as the only way to access with the outer world.
The Burmese people like to eat betel very much
Chewing betel is a daily habit and hobby of the Burmese people, so visitors can easily see the stores welling the betel in many places of this country.
Nangyi thoke is the name of Myanmar-style Spaghetti
Processed from the noodles made by rice powder with the round, tapering and long shape, and being mixed with the flat slices of fish, eggs, chicken, fresh bean sprouts and aromatized with turmeric powder, chilli, roasted peanut and other special spices. Nangyi thoke always makes visitors satisfied each time they come to Myanmar.
These above interesting things about Myanmar will help you have a good time in this country, you can easily travel with more information. Have you come to this country? You should read this article before visiting Myanmar.