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The Padaung Women of Myanmar

The Padaung are a subgroup of the Karen minority group in Myanmar. They are known for the wearing of brass neck coils. Girls start to wear the coils around the age of 5; It is said that the women do so in order to enhance their beauty. 9 more words


The Irrawaddy Experience with Pandaw Cruises

The Irrawaddy – a spectacular river flowing through Myanmar (formerly Burma) past magnificent teak monasteries, golden pagodas, colourful markets and local people engaged in their daily tasks much as they have done for centuries. 626 more words


Why I've fallen in love with Southeast Asia

With 39 days to go it’s close for me to say that I’m a month away from stepping on a plane that will take me to the other side of the world: Cambodia. 821 more words