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Yangon is located in Myanmar and its geographical coordinates are latitude : 16.7833° N and longitude : 96.1667° E.
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Know about Myanmar - Yangon
Know about Myanmar Myanmar, or Burma as it is still more familiarly known in the West, is a country where magnificent and ancient Buddhist temples gaze out serenely over a nation restless for change. Myanmar has plenty of wonders for the eye--sinuous, life-giving rivers, lush mountain forests, and intricately-drawn cities--but it can also trouble the soul. For the last 30 years, its people have been ruled by a notoriously repressive military government, the tatmadaw. Travel to Myanmar is as a result a rather vexed moral question, as the bulk of tourist revenue falls into the government's coffers. Against this coldly financial argument, however, is the notion that interaction with Myanmar's people and culture helps to encourage chang...

Festival of Lights, Thadingyut - Yangon
Festival of Lights, Thadingyut Festival of Lights (Thadingyut) (Countrywide)

Thadingyut is a seven-month of Burmese calendar and the end of lent. Three days of lights festival, namely the day before full moon, the full moon day and the days after. Illuminations are there to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha's return from the celestial abode where He had spent the lent teaching the celestials about His Law. Among the gods was the one who was the mother of Buddha, reborn there. It was on the full moon day of Thadingyut month that Buddha descended to the abode of humans. He and His disciples were attended by a heavenly host of celestials who created a pathway of star ladder. Buddhist on earth illuminated the homes and streets ...

Water Festival A Biggest Festival in Myanmar - Yangon
Water Festival A Biggest Festival in Myanmar The biggest festival in Myanmar is the water festival, called Thingyun, held in the second week of April, the local month of Tagu. According to the Myanmar calendar, Thingyan is the period of transition from the old to New Year, and to welcome in the New Year people cheerfully douse each other with water. Teasing, playing and joking are all part of the spirit of the season. But Thingyan is not all play; it also has a serious religious element. According to folklore, Thagyamin , the king of celestia is comes to earth at this time in human form to check whether people are living and practicing Buddhist ways. So it is the time to do good deeds and make up for all the neglect and omissions one might be guilty of, and to r...

Ceremonies of Myanmar A Different Style of Celebrate - Yangon
Ceremonies of Myanmar A Different Style of Celebrate Births, engagements, and marriages are considered to be auspicious occasions or tha ye while sickness and death fall into nga ye or sad occasions. When a woman has given birth, it is usual for her friends and colleagues to give gifts such as feeding bottles and clothes. Gifts should never be given before the baby's birth as some women are superstitious that this will bring misfortune to the baby. When the baby is 100 days old, a name-giving ceremony is usually held. Monks will be invited to chant prayers and bless the baby and in turn meals will be offered to all participants. Some couples who are getting engaged may throw a party for their families and friends .Guests of honour at such parties are couples who have...

Dos and Donts in Myanmar during Visit - Yangon
Dos and Donts in Myanmar during Visit Typical Character Friendly, helpful, honest, but proud. Treat everyone with respect and you will be respected. Speaking When addressing people, don't leave out U (which stands for Mr) or Daw (which stands for Ms/Mrs). Speak slowly and clearly. Manners Not always necessary to shake hands. Do not hug or kiss in public. Do not touch any adult on the head. Do not step over any part of a person, as it is considered rude. Accept or give things with your right hand. In Myanmar, unlike the Indian continent, nodding means YES, and shaking head means NO. Eating For hygiene reasons, eat only in decent restaurants. When not available, always eat heated food. Do not eat food purchased from street v...