Talking about Myanmar is talking about developing country with some closed policy. But this is a paradise for adventurers who want to discover the ancient projects of the World. You will find out lots of “off beaten track” spots to admire all of vaporous looking of Myanmar. Myanmar is a country rich in natural resources, not gold but some kinds of gemstone including: ruby stone, marble and so on which…
Talking about Myanmar is talking about developing country with some closed policy. But this is a paradise for adventurers who want to discover the ancient projects of the World. You will find out lots of “off beaten track” spots to admire all of vaporous looking of Myanmar.
Myanmar is a country rich in natural resources, not gold but some kinds of gemstone including: ruby stone, marble and so on which are all of the best quality in the world. The large marble in blocks are used to create the huge stone Buddhist statues. Many of the people in Myanmar are Buddhist cults, so raising money, gold or gemstone to built temples is very popular. Temples and pagodas are numerous in this country, at different shapes and sizes. Most of them have their roofs gold plated which show the prosperity of religion in Myanmar.
However, behind the scene are the underprivileged lives of people living around the temples and pagodas. The majority of the locals are low income people, living in poor conditions with shabby houses; lack of auxiliary buildings and terrible roads. What you can see are just the surface of this country. The city center where you take photos is just a tiny but brightest part of Myanmar.
It is not true that all the traditional foods of Myanmar are available as you thought, especially soy bean. The cuisine in this country is the combination of Indian, Thailand and Chinese cuisines. The people in Myanmar use their hands or spoons, not chopsticks to eat like Vietnamese or some other Asian countries. Some visitors come only to the places serving foreigners where they provide spoons to having meals and some other Western dishes.
The main transport mean in Myanmar are buses as the majority of people are too poor to buy their own cars. The bus system is subsidized by the government, so the price is cheap and suits the locals’ pocket. However, the buses are quite old and unsafe. Each bus can still run with the exceeded number of people on it. In peak hours, it is common to see a number of people clinging at the end of the buses.
The Myanmar Government always urges the people to keep its own cultural identities. The people still wear their traditional dress when going out. Women use thana khan (a kind of powder made from thana khan tree) to make up their faces and plate on their hands and necks. Many males chew betel. You can see many instant betel selling points in a corner of the city. It is an interesting old habit, but that is unhygiene when people spit betel water and betel residue on the streets. Everywhere on the streets, we can see the red stained traces of betel water.
Myanmar cannot develop due to many years of embargo for many reasons. Almost people there think that, the majority of goods in supermarkets are imported from Thailand, but in fact, more than 50% of them are from Vietnam. You can inspect this by visiting some big supermarkets in the city. Most of the locals cannot read Vietnamese and think that they are the Thai language.