Culture & Heritage
Myanmar lies on the crossroad of two of the world’s great civilizations – China and India – but its culture is neither that of India nor that of China exclusively, but a blend of both interspersed with Myanmar native traits and characteristics.
Buddhism has great influence on daily life of the Myanmar. The people have preserved the traditions of close family ties, respect for the elders, reverence for Buddhism and simple native dress. Myanmar people are contented and cheerful even in the face of adversities and known for their simple hospitality, openness and friendliness. Most people who visit are struck by the warm and welcoming nature of the locals. Myanmar is also well known for their festivals that happen around the country throughout the year (e.g.Thingyan Water Festival, Naga New Year (Sagaing)TazaungdaingHot-air balloon Festival(Taungyi , Shan), Manao Festival (Kachin).