April! Party Hard in Yangon!
Photo credit: Lost Boy Memoirs
Thingyan is here. Myanmar's equivalent of Thailand's Songkran.
Terms you should know:
Thin-gyan (which means "transition") is a Buddhist festival that lasts 4-5 days into the new year
Man-dat is the Burmese word for pandals which are temporary stages built for Thingyan where people can splash water
Pa-dauk flower blooms after the first rain of the year which usually falls during April-May
Photo credit: Cerlin Ng
Where to party in Yangon during the week of Thingyan when every bars and clubs are closed?
Scout your favorite pandals along Pyay Road and Kabar Aye Pagoda Road bordering Inya Lake and get entry ticket at the door
Roam the streets and party among the crowd
Tour around town on a truck filled with water tanks and water pistols to splash passersby
Buy tickets to any major Thingyan Music Festivals in advance:
One of the most exciting events in Myanmar is happening this month! Don't miss it!