Nat Worship. As well as Buddhism, most people in Myanmar adhere to a traditional, uniquely Burmese religion based around the worship of nature spirits, or ‘Nats’. Representing human flaws or vices, there are 36 Nats in the officially sanctioned pantheon, for which you’ll find shrines in most large Buddhist temples.
What country influences Myanmar?
Ancient Burmese culture has been heavily influenced by neighboring Buddhist Thailand and China, but also is a product of British colonial rule, Indian cultural influences, and a heritage passed down from the Mon people.
What are the cultural traits of Myanmar?
Despite varying traditions and customs across different ethnic and religious backgrounds, there are some values that can be attributed to most people in the country. The Burmese2 are typically gentle, considerate, good-humoured and patient people.
How do Myanmar preserve their culture?
Myanmar’s relative isolation has helped to preserve its long, rich culture and visitors today will be dazzled by its Buddhist temples, tempted by its crafts and charmed by its gentle, welcoming people, well known for their modesty and warmth.
Is Myanmar a beautiful country?
Myanmar is a beautiful country, and one with such a unique culture; I really do recommend visiting, but only if you travel with an educated mind.” So, if you’re ready to get educated and start planning your trip to one of the most intriguing countries in Southeast Asia, read on…