Visit to Myanmar - one of the typical Buddhist countries, you will have a unique view of the Burmese people and culture. It is very easy to realize, starting by their costumes and their hair style. What is surprising is that traditional dresses are not only used on special occasions such as holidays and New Year holidays, but every day.
Myanmar traditional dress have a rich history, marked the beginning of silk clothing and women's cotton dresses in the Pyu era around the year 1000, and now by Paso for men and women for Longyi.
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In Myanmar’s history
Burmese changed clothing for a different period: during the Bagan period, Burma wears shawls over embroidered shoulders and had a band around arms, such as popularity; During Yadanar Bon, traditional dresses Htai Ma Thein jacket and emerald shawl on the shoulders or worn in the style of the queen. Users have found that many women of clay in Bago, and are called the images of women in Hantharwaddy period with their work outfit.
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Images of Inwa period costumes of people found in paintings Hpo U Hill in Inwa and Triloka Guru cave in Sagaing, in addition to some murals in the Ananda Brick Monastery in Bagan, which describe the costume of Burma early Konbaung also give an idea of the diversity of culture in Myanmar. There is usually a scarf or a shawl over the shoulder, in addition to the main skirt, covering most of your body. Since Myanmar is a Buddhist country, which approximately 85% of the Buddhist population, Buddhist costumes are one of the traditional and popular dresses.
Traditional dresses are flexible in price, suitable for everyone. If you come to Myanmar, it is easy to buy some Longyi and Paso in the market, or take experience, as well as other foreign volunteers: wear Longyi and sweeping the floor in some majestic pagodas, such as the Shwedagon Paya.
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