Travelers who visit Myanmar are sure to be immediately struck by the richness of the country’s culture.
The culture of Myanmar can be both seen– thanks to the plethora of beautiful pagodas and stupas, spirits and Buddha images, woven designs and clothing, architecture, and gardens– as well as felt through every interaction with these friendly, kind, and dignified people.
This richness is in no small part thanks to the country’s impressive diversity. Myanmar is an ethnic patchwork made up of at least 135 different ethnic groups, each with their own traditions, customs, cultures, and histories.
While the country is today nominally united, these groups each retain their own proud identities and resort to civil war when their way of life