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Folk religion in Burma: Nat worship at Mount Popa

Folk religion in Burma: Nat worship at Mount Popa

Sometimes, Burma feels completely unique. The presence of traditional dress, for one thing: both men and women still wearing longyi, like tight sarongs, in place of jeans or skirts. Swirls of yellow thanaka, a type of sunscreen from tree bark, in patterns on cheeks and …read more

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Burma: Believe the Hype

Burma: Believe the Hype

Golden stupas, swirls of yellow thanaka, a distinct dearth of foreign businesses, long bus rides on rough roads, mosques and churches and pagodas and temples all on the same street, teahouse chatter, confusing bureaucracy, beautiful sights with no tourists, and the friendliest, most hospitable people …read more

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