Inside Asia Tours

Burmese (Myanmar) culture

Despite its geographical proximity to neighbouring Thailand, China and India, Myanmar is unquestionably distinct in all respects; from its culture, cuisine and architecture to its incredible scenic scope and scale. Learn a little about the rich and diverse ethnic mix of peoples, their traditions, religion and art, and the nation's complex history, encompassing ancient dynasties, colonialism, war and international isolation.

  • Religion


    Myanmar is one of the most devout Buddhist countries in the world, and religion plays a huge part in daily life for the majority of Burmese people.

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  • Arts & architecture

    Arts & architecture

    From the plains of Bagan to Shwedagon Pagoda: discover Myanmar's golden spires, red-brick temples, colonial heritage and traditional crafts.

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  • People


    Unjaded by the negative effects of mass tourism, the Burmese truly are some of the friendliest, most welcoming people in world.

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  • Culinary traditions

    Culinary traditions

    Though not known for its food, Myanmar has some delicious culinary offerings to bring to the table – for those who know where to look.

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  • History


    From ancient, powerful empire, to British colony, to isolated military regime, Myanmar has had a turbulent but utterly fascinating history.

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  • Social conventions

    Social conventions

    Myanmar's ancient religious tradition has had a profound effect on its social conventions, which generally have their roots in Buddhist teachings.

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