Around the world in 182 days: Myanmar

Embark on a journey to lead a value-based lifestyle. Pavilion of Myanmar at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE.

January 12, 2022

The Golden Land. To this day Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world, a land of breathtaking beauty and warm culture.

Myanmar is rich not only in traditions; the fertile land is crossed by a number of rivers that are used for transportation and irrigation, and as a source of food. Mines have yielded some of the world’s finest rubies and imperial jades. The country’s natural resources also include a stunning array of flora and fauna, from elusive tigers and elephants, to rare birds, butterflies and orchids.

Myanmar Pavilion – inspiring visitors toward self-reflection and introspection. Showcasing Myanmar’s significant culture, deep history and values of its people, the pavilion incorporates unique wooden architecture.

The pavilion was designed by a university student in West Yangon Technological University.

In the Myanmar Pavilion:

  • Its narrow passages guide visitors on an exciting adventure; an inspiring journey through the five zones where each zone reflects the diverse beauty of Myanmar.
  • An exhibition that reflects openness and calm.
  • Encounter the beauty of Myanmar’s diverse people.
  • Explore traditional crafts. Visitors will explore a variety of murals, embroidery, textiles, and lacquerware integral in Burmese culture.

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

Myanmar – interesting facts:

  1. The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is covered by more than 60 tonnes of gold and more than 4500 diamonds, the biggest one (72 carats) on its top. The pagoda aslo holds Buddha’s hair.
  2. The world’s most beautiful rubies come from Myanmar, among them the famous Graff Ruby (Graff Ruby ring was sold in 2015 for 8.6 milion USD).
  3. Pagan Kingdom temples and pagodas are famous for beautiful sunsets.
  4. Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is built on covered in gold rock, on the edge of a cliff.
  5. In Myanmar there are more than 135 ethnic group. The main one is the Bamar (70% of the population).
  6. Water festival (and water figts) is a part of Buddhist New Year’s celebrations (Thingyan) in April .
  7. Longyi is a traditional piece of cloth worn around the waist by men (paso) and women’s (htamein). Male and female version have different patters and different knots.
  8. People of Myanmar prefer to carry things on the head.
  9. Thanaka, a mixture of powdered bark, protect the face skin. It has been used for more thatn 2000 years.
  10. Lahpet, tea leaves, are one of the favorite delicacies.
  11. People like to chew betel leaf, which stains the mouth and might casue health problems.

EXPO 2020 Dubai – Republic of the Union of Myanmar Pavilion

∇ Location: view on Google Maps (Opportunity District)

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

See also:

Around the world in 182 days | EXPO monochrome | Eat at EXPO | All posts about EXPO 2020 Dubai

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© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved

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