This is the report of a man who living in Myanmar many years, to bring you the most authentic look of this Southeast Asian country. Because the majority of visitors only recorded the most beautiful place in Myanmar.
Poor people inside the temples covered in gold
Myanmar has many minerals but mainly precious stones like Ruby, marble … the best in the world. The marble monolith loudly used to sculpt the large Buddha statue.
Myanmar people worship Buddhism. They offered money, gold and precious stones to build the temple. Most temples have top that were plated gold , to show the prosperity of religion. Besides is the poverty of the people who living around the temple. The majority of residents are low income, living hungry, fraying houses, no works, roads are very bad. Where tourists often take pictures, it’s only one of the most beautiful places in Myanmar.
Cuisine: A blend of Indian, Thai, Chinese
Burmese cuisine is a blend of Indian cuisine, Thai and Chinese. In particular, the Myanmar people do not use spoons, chopsticks. They only use their hands to eat. Many tourists only go to places dedicated to foreigners, they serve spoon, chopsticks and Western cuisine, Chinese …
Buses are the main transport
Myanmar’s transport system mainly buses. The majority of poor people can not buy cars therefore buses is the most effective means. Here, buses are cheap and affordable to the people. because the bus system is subsidized by state. However, the system is very old and vehicles transport very many people.
The sense of ethnic identity preservation
Myanmar government has maintained encourage people to preserve national identity. People still wear traditional dress while on the road. Women use thanaka (a powder is ground from the tree thanaka) do makeup on the face, neck and limbs to cool the skin. Men who chew betel lot. You can see the betel-eat outlets at every street corner.
50% of merchandise from Vietnam
Myanmar is embargoed for many years for many reasons and can not developers. Most people think that the majority of goods in supermarkets are imported from Thailand but in fact over 50% of goods in supermarkets are from Vietnam. You can verify that if you walk a round of major supermarkets in the city center. The majority of people do not read Vietnamese so thought it was Thai.
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