Bagan Nyaung Oo market


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The ancient city of Bagan is considered by many to be the most amazing site in all South-east Asia. Bagan lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy in the dry zone of central Myanmar and is the country's most important historical site. Across 40 stretching back from the Ayeyarwaddy River stand literally over 4000 stupas, temples and shrines dating back to the 10th century. The pagodas recall Bagan's former greatness. Bagan has also been the fountain head of the people's religion and it was here that Burmese art and architecture flourished in a golden age.

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  • Thank you, thank you, thank you Kostandinos, Pilar, Francois and John
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  • They sure have a large variety of goods for sale,I will not be keen in buying unrefrigerated fish though.Great photos,thank you Michaela.
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  • Impresionante mercado, tienen donde guardar los alimentos y todo, aunque no creo que sean todos los que lo tengan. Todo muy bien presentado y muy bien cuidado. Gracias Michaella, una preciosidad.
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Bagan Nyaung Oo market

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  2. 2. Nyaung U Market is a local market in the village of Nyaung U to the northeast of Bagan. The Nyaung U Market provides great photo opportunity, and also the chance for tourists to mingle with the local Myanmar people, and watch how they conduct their daily lives. The market is divided into different sections selling different items, and includes a wet market. There is a section selling rattan items, another selling tealeaves - a delicacy in Myanmar, yet another selling clothes. The Nyaung U Market is not far from one of Bagan's famous pagodas, the Shwezigon Temple.
  3. 3. Agriculture in Burma (officially Myanmar) is the main industry in the country, accounting for 60 percent of the GDP and employing some 65 percent of the labor force. Burma was once Asia's largest exporter of rice, and it remains the country's most crucial agricultural commodity.
  4. 4. Other main crops include pulses, beans, sesame, groundnuts, sugarcane, lumber, and fish. Moreover, livestock is raised as both a source of food and labor. Farmers mainly depend on rain and start rice fields at raining time. Irrigation for farming is thousand year old. Now, there are 200 large dams using for farming and power plants.
  5. 5. The cheroot is a cylindrical cigar with both ends clipped during manufacture.
  6. 6. Myanmar use to smoke it can freshen the mouth for its fragrance & sweet taste. Mild tobacco cigar can't harass to health. They pluck Tha-nat (leaf) of, the sebesten tree, dried & flattened to wrap & roll. Filter, a small roll of dry corn husks. Inside mixture of chopped soft stalk of tobacco leaf. Cigars are used take away gifts for guest at ceremonies. Cheroot industry is quite a big one & growing these leaf plantation is cause main cultivation. You can study the making process at central Myanmar eg. Bago & Shan state.
  7. 7. 2012-13 agriculture GDP is kyat 11374526.9 (US$ 12.6 billion) and export is increasing after 2011 government reform. Most exports are beans and rice.
  8. 8. The Areca nut is the seed of the Areca palm (Areca catechu), which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. It is commercially available in dried, cured, and fresh forms. While fresh, the husk is green and the nut inside is so soft that it can easily be cut with an average knife.
  9. 9. In the ripe fruit the husk becomes yellow or orange and, as it dries, the fruit inside hardens to a wood-like consistency. At that stage the areca nut can only be sliced using a special scissor-like cutter.
  10. 10. Betel leaves
  11. 11. The betel (Piper betle) is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties.
  12. 12. Paan is a stimulating and psychoactive preparation of betel leaf combined with areca nut and/or cured tobacco. Paan is chewed and finally spat out or swallowed. Paan has many variations. Slaked lime paste is commonly added to bind the leaves.
  13. 13. Persimmons are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. The most widely cultivated species is the Asian persimmon, Diospyros kaki. The word Diospyros comes from the ancient Greek words "Dios" (διός) and "pyros" (πυρος). In context, this means more or less "divine fruit", though its literal meaning is closer to "Wheat of Zeus“. It is, however, sufficiently confusing to have given rise to some curious interpretations, such as "God's pear" and "Jove's fire".
  14. 14. Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark. It is a distinctive feature of Myanmar seen commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls and to a lesser extent men and boys. The use of thanaka has also spread to neighboring countries including Thailand Thanaka cream is made by grinding the bark, wood, or roots of a thanaka tree with a small amount water on a circular stone slab called kyauk pyin which has a channel round the rim for the water to drain into.
  15. 15. The wood of several trees may be used to produce thanaka cream; these trees grow abundantly in central Myanmar. They include principally Murraya spp. (thanaka) but also Limonia acidissima (theethee or wood apple)
  16. 16. The earliest literary reference to thanaka is in a 14th-century poem written by Monspeaking King Razadarit's consort.
  17. 17. Yoke thé is the Burmese name for marionette puppetry. Although the term can be used for marionettery in general, its usage usually refers to the local form of string puppetry. Like most of Burmese refined art, Yoke thé performances originated from Royal patronage and were gradually adapted for the wider populace. Yoke thé are almost always performed in operas.
  18. 18. Please buy books!!!!
  19. 19. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu & Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu Sound: Arakan lady song