Burmese art was based on Buddhist or Hindu cosmology and myths. There are 10 traditional arts, called pan sè myo, listed as follows: Blacksmith (ba-bè), Woodcarving (ba-bu), Goldsmith (ba-dein), Stucco relief (pandaw), Masonry (pa-yan), Stone carving (pantamaw), Turnery (panbut), Painting (bagyi), Lacquerware (panyun), Bronze casting (badin). In addition to the traditional arts are silk weaving, pottery, tapestry making, gemstone engraving, and gold leaf making.
The culture of Myanmar has been heavily influenced by Buddhism and the Mon people. Myanmar culture has also been influenced by its neighbours India, Thailand and China.