Balloon Festival in Taunggyi

Tazaungdiang Festival Tazaungdiang Festival, Festival of Lights, celebrates the end of the rain season (monsoon). It’s a Buddhist tradition and a national holiday in Myanmar, celebrated on the full moon day of Tazaungmon, the 8th month of the Burmese lunar calendar. International that is usually in Nov. During this festival …

Shwedagon Pagoda – Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda The Shwedagon Pagoda is the largest Buddhist temple of Myanmar. The main stupa is completely covered in gold. The official name is Shwedagon Zedi Daw. Other names are the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda. The pagoda has a height of 105m, located on Singuttara Hill in …

Buddha Purnima / Buddha Jayanthi

Buddha Birthday Buddha Purnima and Buddha Jayanthi are two different terms for the same happening. This auspicious day has several names for it. Beside Buddha Purnima and Buddha Jayanthi it is also called Saga Dawa, Vesak, Vaisakh Purnima, etc. Depending on the Asian countries and its languages. The celebration of …

Language issues and barriers

Language issues Do people from outside Asia need to worry about language issues and barriers when living or travelling in Asia? It all depends on which country you’re going to and which places in that particular country. There is no need to worry when you’re going on a vocation, stay in …