Myanmar New Year in April

Burmese New Year is called “Thingyan”. Traditionally, the time of the Lunar New Year is the Burmese lunar calendar, but today is fixed from April 13 to 16, which coincides with Easter in the West. Thingyan is the most important holiday of the holiday and is part of a summer vacation after one year. Water splashing is considered as one of the most special of this festival and usually takes place during the first four days of the festival. Apparently, all restaurants, restaurants, and shops are closed just for this special New Year. People would like to splash water at each other to clean up the unfortunate and sinful years of the year. In addition, Thingyan is similar to New Year festivities in Buddhist countries like Lao New Year, Cambodian New Year and Thai Songkran.Myanmar New Year Festival

Carry lots of cash and keep them clean

There are very few ATMs in Myanmar so you need to carry a lot of cash and had better keep the money clean. Basically, don’t makeup stains, folds or torn even though only a few folds. Just a bit stain or fold could have made the lost value in Myanmar.
In Myanmar, credit cards can only be used in 5-star hotels or luxury restaurants.

The sound of the kiss to call the beer

When wanting to raise attention to the waiter, the local people would like to make a sound like a kiss, usually two or three “kisses”. That is the reason on the street in Myanmar, you will hear the kissing -sound everywhere.

Expensive hotel

Hotel price in Myanmar is pretty high compared to the general level in Asia. Since Myanmar opened, there are more tourists heading to the country, but the number of hotels is still under construction, not meeting all the guests and so keeps the price very high.Hotel Service fact in Myanmar

Men wear skirts

The traditional Burmese dress is Longyi, a type of skirt wrapped around the waist, for both men and women. Burmese men often tie the fabric at the front while women fold their skirts and attach them to the edges to fix the fabric.
However, many men in Myanmar wear underwear while in rural Myanmar, they do not even wear anything inside. They think that is the way to deal with temperatures always at 40 degrees Celsius.

Internet is no longer banned but very slow

It was not until 2000 that the Internet was allowed to be used in Myanmar but at very high prices and slow transmission speeds. Phone rate is also higher than other Asian countries.

Stunning beaches

Myanmar has 2,000 km of coastline and one of them is the most beautiful beaches in Asia. These beaches stretch along the banks of the Bay of Bengal, most of them untouched and have not discovered yet. The most famous beach is Ngapali, 45 minutes from Yangon.Myanmar beach fact

Only eat with the right hand

Eating by left hand in Myanmar is regarded as a rude act because the left hand is only used for personal hygiene. So when you eat or give money to someone, remember to put with right hand.
Moreover, the Burmese people usually use hand to squeeze the rice into small pieces and mix with other dishes.

Poor quality trains

Boat services in Myanmar are quite poor. Myanmar is very slow and arrives late. At night, the temperature on the train is quite cold while the day is very hot.

There is a newsstand at every corner of Yangon

For many years limited to information, the press is almost the only way Burmese people learn about the world. That’s why every street in Myanmar has a newsstand.Myanmar facts Newsstand

People eat betel

The counters selling betel nuts are everywhere. People like chewing betel continuously to dye their teeth into reddish brown.

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