The villages in the Bagan area to connect old and new Myanmar

baganNext to religious sites, village life is one of the main attractions of Bagan. People all over the world have come to see how the people of the villages in the area, culture and customs, festivals and beliefs and their cottage industries, say local guides.

The most famous of these villages is Min Nan Thu, although Phwar Saw Thu Htay and Kan are also attracting more attention.
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Myanmar crafters belong shortage of demand for lacquerware

myanmar lacquerware craftsThe Bagan saw manufacturers lacquer village War are eager to increase traffic and sales after the elections next month. Industries dozen small scale lacquer in the village, which attracts tourists interested in traditional rural life, providing wholesale and retail markets in Yangon, Taunggyi and U Ba Nyein of Bagan, U Nyunt Kan House and Bagan.
Some fear the next election has had a depressing effect on growth, the company is now running at the same pace as last year. They hope that next season, after the vote, to reward their patience.
U Soe Naing Lin, who lacquer family Naing, said.

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Bagan Archaeological Museum

buddha statue in baganBagan Archaeological Museum was inaugurated 17 April 1998 at the world-famous ancient city of Bagan, Mandalay Division, Upper Myanmar. It is close to Palin Pagoda Gawdawt. The first archeology museum in the truest sense of the word has been built near the north cover way Ananda temple in 1904 in a very modest way because.

A small rectangular building with a brick floor of 60 feet by 30 feet in which randomly show some ancient inscriptions in stone images of Buddha and other cultural goods listed in the Bagan area. After several years in which they were added a number of new works of art and antiquities, the museum seemed overstocked warehouse.
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Experiencing people and their crafts in Myanmar

burma2I have these important questions you ever visit Myanmar (Burma), due to its repressive government that when I met a group who assured me the amounts paid would go to the people and not the government, which I signed. I booked Craft World Tours Byron, New York.
The purpose of the visit was visiting artisans and their villages, going behind the wall” so to speak, to meet the locals. Our small group was made up of artisans, teachers and buyers, and the prevailing sentiment was to promote tourism in this region so that the government will win an open mind. Everywhere we went we were greeted with a smile and a warmly welcome.
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Inle Lake, participates in the Site list of the Biosphere of the United Nations

inle lake in myanmarIn the first of Myanmar, Inle Lake, he has been chosen as one of the new headquarters of the 20 that were added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserve. Forest Department officials hope the decision will lead to the improvement of both the new influx of visitors and site environment, one of the main tourist destinations.

The long-awaited decision was taken by the plan of the biosphere in Paris the International Coordinating Committee and June 9 UNESCO human (MAB).
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Myanmar harp manufacturer fears his family will fall silent

myanmar harpThere are some remarkable artisans who are not appreciated for their work and can not earn a reliable income. However, in view of all this, they continue to work because they are afraid of losing the art that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Fight Myanmar harp maker Ko Aye Aung Win for survival is an example of such persistence. Despite the severe shortage of logs resulting from the illegal deforestation and the threat of a penalty of three years to logging, it is still unable to find the wood for its traditional Myanmar harp. The artist becomes quite logs padauk owners who cut the trees side.
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Myanmar arts in colonialism

myanmar paint artsDuring the colonial era, an artist known for his excellent work was Saya U Aye. He studied art under the close supervision of Chon Saya, the last royal dynasty Konebaung artist during the reign of King Thibaw. When Saya Aye became famous for its traditional drawings, one of his contemporaries was U Maung Gyi, a sailor who studied art in Europe and had more of a Western style. He was excellent in the color of the transparent water. Myanmar was the first artist can exhibit their work abroad and whose images were printed and sold in Germany. Due to the influence of U Maung Gyi, the Western-style art Read More »

Handmade Silver Arts in Myanmar

myanmar handicrafts silver artsIn the arts and crafts of the country are known as Ten kinds of flowers, between them, creating silver ware is Pan Tein or silver smith. Creating silver ware, dating back over a thousand years ago. Hollow silver casket and votive offerings.

They were discovered in the mounds of ancient temples in Sri Khestra Pyu period, and Arhat Buddha figures in bas-relief were also found there.
The Glass Palace Chronicle (Nan hman Yazawin).

He also described that when the king sacked Bagan Anawrahta Thaton and brought Buddhist sculpture and other artifacts back, the king also triedRead More »