From cities and ancient temples to lakeside villages, colonial architecture and the stunning Indian Ocean beaches, there's so much to explore in Burma (Myanmar). And even if you're travelling with young kids, two weeks is enough for a taste of the whole c
Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda), Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)meday so
An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. “There’s been a lot of amber being produced from northern Myanmar and its interest stepped up about ten years ago when it was discovered this amber was mid-Cretaceous; therefore, all the insects found in it were much older than first thought,” said Selden. “It’s been coming into China where dealers have…
NMM 2676. Tro, Burma (Myanmar), 19th century. A hybrid spike fiddle that combines a fascinating mix of Eastern and Western elements. The hardwood body, painted black, is shaped like a Western violin; whereas the head terminates in an intricately carved Burmese dancer decorated with bits of mirrored glass, mother-of-pearl, gilt, and paint. Played vertically by a seated musician--the spike resting on the ground--using underhand bowing.
Little flower gatherer in the courtyard of a huge temple in Bagan, Myanmar. They string them into garlands, intensely fragrant, to wear on their heads and sometimes sell to tourists (or in my case, give to me as a very shy sweet present).