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  • Panoramic Journeys - Mongolia, Bhutan Holiday and Journey Specialists - Bhutan Regions
    Regions History People and Culture Festivals Ecology The Arts Religion What to Expect Climate Accommodation Food and Drink Transport Getting There Guest Book Bhutan West Bhutan Central Bhutan East Journey Planner Download Brochure How to Book Order our Calendar Events

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Burma Trips

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Our Bhutan Team
    to We pride ourselves in offering a pace of journey that allows you to truly get under the surface of the country Whether you are staying in a remote village homestay or in a luxury boutique hotel we offer you opportunities to spend time with locals and to get off the beaten track KATH CHAN Kath manages our Bhutanese journeys from both our Oxfordshire office and a room with a view in Cornwall Having travelled extensively throughout Bhutan Kath thrives off putting together unique journeys that offer something a bit different NYENDRA WANGCHUCK Nyendra is our co ordinator in Bhutan He runs his small eco travel company with the same principles as us and has been a pleasure to work with Nyendra is well travelled himself and understands that our holidays are a bit different to the norm with a great attention to detail and interest in unique opportunities KHARKHA PRADHAN Kharkha is an experienced guide who has been instrumental in the our community based tourism project in the village of Rukha Kharkha s father is a primary school teacher and has welcomed our guests into his school and home offering our guests a real insight into Burmese life UGYEN

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  • Walking & Trekking in Bhutan
    Bhutan Spectacular flowers fantastic walks and every valley different from the next With plenty of time to acclimatise before the hike to Tigers Nest Monastery on your final day in Bhutan Kath Panoramic Journeys Bhutan Bhutanese Odyssey TREKKING WALKS Our treks are for those who love being in the mountains but want first hand experiences of Bhutanese life Our village walks offer rustic homestays in remote villages and some nights under canvas For those who want an outdoor experience as part of a more cultural tour many of our classic tours have optional two day one night treks SAVOURING BHUTAN SPRING JOURNEY 2015 Slow paced tour with time to explore Bhutan s western valleys Haa Paro Thimphu Punakha Phobjikha 15 days from 12th April 2015 5 990 SAVOURING BHUTAN AUTUMN JOURNEY 2016 Explore Bhutan at a relaxed pace against a backdrop of Autumnal colours under clear blue skies 14 days from Sunday 13 November 2016 6 395 EASTERN EXPLORER Incl Merak Trek and Eastern Festivals Trek to the remote village of Merak in Eastern Bhutan 16 days TBC ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Burma Trips

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Burma Trips
    a philosophy that avoids extremes and emphasizes good deeds For the majority of Burma s population Buddhism is the centre of individual life and the monastery is the centre of the community The majority of people are deeply pious and the architecture and layout of each city town or village is often dominated by pagodas Buddhas and monasteries Burmese culture is synonymous with Buddhist culture and people try to live according to the basic five precepts of Buddhism in their daily activities not to lie steal kill even insects take intoxicants such as alchohol or drugs or commit sexual misconduct OTHER FAITHS AND BELIEFS Burma s muslim population is concentrated in Rakhine state The hill minorities worship various kinds of spirits such as forest spirits and their beliefs vary from group to group These spirits differ from the nat spirits or wandering souls worshiped by some Burmese Many Burmese believe that the souls of people who have died violently continue to wander on Earth The Myanmar spirit world has 37 nats or spirits Most of these are spirits of those who have died a violent death Mahagiri one of the thirty seven official nat s is regarded as the most powerful of the spirits He is worshipped at Mahagiri shrine on Mount Popa an extinct volcano near Bagan Hundreds of regional nat are also worshiped in different areas nat of trees rivers and mountains and guardian nat of homes and villages Not all Burmese however worship nat Some consider it superstitious and contrary to Buddhism In the past a few kings tried unsuccessfully to ban nat worship in the country Regional ceremonies in honor of the nat typically last several days and take place at temples in homes or on the streets Bamboo shelters are put up for public show

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  • Burma Festivals
    continue to Inle Lake to celebrate the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival While a few are distinctly regional The Balloon Festival is celebrated in Taunggyi and you can join us to witness the sacred event on our Fire in the Sky Balloon Festival tour Alternatively we can design tailor made journeys to incorporate any of the festivals you would like to celebrate FESTIVAL WHEN DESCRIPTON Manao Festival in Myitkyina 10th January every year Kachin tribes gather in their colorful costumes to celebrate the grand occasion with traditional dances Anandar Pagoda Festival 23th 29th January A unique and very important Buddhist festival 26th January is the full moon day and most crowded day Thingyan New Year Festival 13th 16th April Celebrated to welcome Myanmar New Year for four days It also marks the end of the old year and beginning of the new Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival 05th 22nd October The procession of the Inle leg rowers in full pageantry and ceremonial splendor is a sight not to be missed by anyone visiting Myanmar Balloons Flying Festival Taunggyi 12th 17th November Lu Ping festival commonly known as hot balloon festival celebrates by Pa O one of the many ethnic groups in the Shan state region Tazaungdaing Light Festival 16th 17th November People carry the pendals on their shoulders proceed through town and gather in the city monastery Homes and offices are colorfully lit and you will see fireworks and hot air balloons at night Kyaukse Elephant Dance Festival 18th 19th October Men take their places inside a large elephant figure made from bamboo and paper dance around the town to the accompaniment of Dobat and Drums Elephant dancers circle three times at the foot of the hill to pay homage to the Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Burma Trips

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