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Friday, April 19, 2013

Travel Photo: Burmese Longyi Shop

If there is a country that wears its national dress all year around, it has to be Burma. The Longyi is their national dress and worn by both men and women. While the men wear more checks and boxes, the women prefer floral patterns and more bright colors. Everyone in Burma seems to love this dress. Do not be surprised when you see political leaders, policemen, bus drivers, railway officials, airline officials and normal people wear this for their day-to-day jobs and lives.

Longyi Shop at Bago, Burma
And since there is a huge need, longyi shops can be seen almost in every important area of a town. I saw this shop while entering a pagoda in Bago. A longyi costs between 3000 and 10000 kyats. The ones made in India are more expensive. For those who are from South India, the Burmese Longyi is exactly the South Indian lungi, but knotted in a different way.



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