Food in Myanmar

Fried White Costus

Fried white costus can cook like asparagus dishes and also very tasty one. Because it is a season plant, you cannot find this dish whole year. Although white costus is not expensive to buy as asparagus, dishes make from it are very special to serve.

Mon Traditional Food (Thingyan Rice)

This is Mon traditional recipe and not common to find in the market. Mon Thingyan rice is only cooked only in Thingyan time(about 5 days in mid of April). Mon people donate this dish to people who come to their donation booth.

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Dance of Bamar

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Kyaukse Elephant Dance

Dance of Bamar

Dancing Elephant Festival is also another famous festival in Myanmar.

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You can explore information, photos and videos about all interesting places around Myanmar here. Check out the delicious traditional burmese food here.

Information

There are a list of Foreign Embassies in Myanmar and Myanmar Embassies around the world. We hope it can be useful for you what want to know about Myanmar and where to go with ease and security when you are travelling in Myanmar.
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The kyat is the currency of Myanmar and the currency code for Kyats is MMK. US dollar is the most acceptable currency. You can exchange money at banks, airports, shopping centers and down town easily now. The use of foreign bank and credit cards in Myanmar at point of sale is currently limited, although Visa and Mastercard ready ATMs are increasingly widespread in major cities and tourist spots.
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Burmese is the main language, but English is spoken by many people in cities and tourist areas (to varying degrees of proficiency); most hotels and tour agencies have some staff with a reasonable level of understanding.
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Attractions

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National Races Village

At National Races Village park visitors will be able to explore the custom and culture of main races

(Yangon)

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Inwa (Ava)

Inwa was formerly known as Ava and it is located 21km from Mandalay. Inwa was also known as Yadana P

(Mandalay)

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Shwe Kyat Yat Pagoda

Shwe Kyat Yet Pagoda lies on Shwe Kyat Yet Hill in Sagaing Region, also known as Mandagiri while emb

(Mandalay)

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Ah Lain Nga Sint Temple & Maha Say Wingaba

Ah Lain Nga Sint temple complex or Maha Say Wingaba Venerable Sayadaw’s (Monk) monastery where occul

(Yangon)

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Festivals

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Elephant Dance Festival

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Tazaungmone Festival

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Wagaung Festival

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Matho Thingan (Yellow Robe) Weaving Festival

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Shwedagon Pagoda Festival

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Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival

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Kahsuon Festival

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Shwe Kyin Oil Lamp Light Festival

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"Lu fi" Pa Oo Ethnicity Traditional Fire Festival

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Shwe U Min Pagoda Festival

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Tapoutwe Festival

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Thadingyut Festival of Light