Sule Pagoda

    The Sule Pagoda is an excellent landmark. It is said to be over 2,000 years old and contains a hair given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants. Located on a roundabout in downtown Yangon. The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It is surrounded by small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as of astrologists, palmists, and so on.

    Mandalay

    Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Located 445 miles north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, the city has a population of one million, and is the capital of Mandalay Region.

    Agriculture

    The major agricultural product is rice, which covers about 60% of the country’s total cultivated land area. Rice accounts for 97% of total food grain production by weight. Through collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute 52 modern rice varieties were released in the country between 1966 and 1997, helping increase national rice production to 14 million tons in 1987 and to 19 million tons in 1996. By 1988, modern varieties were planted on half of the country’s ricelands, including 98 percent of the irrigated areas.

    U Bein Bridge

    U Bein Bridge is a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar. The 1.2-kilometre (0.75 mi) bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Construction began when the capital of Ava Kingdom moved to Amarapura, and the bridge is named after the mayor who had it built. It is used as an important passageway for the local people and has also become a tourist attraction and therefore a significant source of income for souvenir sellers. It is particularly busy during July and August when the lake is at its highest.

    Bagan

    Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar.

    Ngapali Beach

    Ngapali Beach is a beach located 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the town of Thandwe (Sandoway), in Rakhine State, Myanmar. It is the most famous beach in Myanmar and is a popular tourist destination. Myanmar’s political climate means that Ngapali is not as well publicized as other good beaches of Southeast Asia.

    Myanmar Lacquerware

    Yun-de is lacquerware in Myanmar, and the art is called Pan yun. The lacquer is the sap tapped from the varnish tree Melanorrhoea usitatissima or Thitsee that grows wild in the forests of Myanmar (formerly Burma). It is straw-coloured but turns black on exposure to air. When brushed in or coated on, it forms a hard glossy smooth surface resistant to a degree effects of exposure to moisture or heat.

    Lahpet, Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

    Lahpet, also spelled laphet is Burmese for fermented or pickled tea. Burma is one of very few countries where tea is eaten as well as drunk. Its pickled tea is unique in the region, and is not only regarded as the national delicacy but plays a significant role in Burmese society. Its place in the cuisine of Myanmar is reflected by the following popular expression: “Of all the fruit, the mango’s the best; of all the meat, the pork’s the best; and of all the leaves, lahpet’s the best”.

    Our Team

    White Culture Travels & Tours is run by two travel-loving sisters from Myanmar. Thawdar has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She thinks everyone should travel more! She also loves her home country and believes it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore. So, in order to help more people discover the beauty of Myanmar, she decided to start this business together with her younger sister, Khet Khet. They are both very enthusiastic and really love to make their customers happy.

    Thawdar Han (Founder)

    Khet Khet Han (Co-Founder)

    Why “White Culture”?

    In rural areas of Myanmar, the expression “white heart” (နွလံုးျဖဴ ) is used to denote “leading a simple lifestyle”. Most parts of the country remain very underdeveloped and the way people live is still very uncomplicated as compared to modern city life. It is this kind of simplicity and purity that we want to convey with our name.

    Testimonials

    «These super sisters helped me to get the best out of Myanmar for a budget tourist like myself and always made sure that I was having a great time. I praise them for stating up a business in the still early stage of Myanmar tourism industry. Love to see them grow and expand their business for many more tourists in the future..!!»Midori from Japan

    Contact Info

    Address : No.02/03, First Floor, Lanmadaw Plaza, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, Myanmar
    Phone : +95 1 382 473
    Mobile : +95 9 513 9874, +95 9 332 459 54, +95 9 312 732 22
    Fax : +95 1 382 473
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