2015
06.01

About one of the distinct and ancient ethnic groups in Myanmar.  A day in transit back to Yangon.  About safety and security or the lack thereof.

I did not learn much from the displays at the neon-lit Museum of Mon Culture in Mawlamyine that I had not already learned in the villages:  the steps involved in weaving, pottery, rubber making, etc., many of those labeled in English.  But there are some artifacts worth noting that are a bit older than what is typically on display at the temples and pagodas.  Furniture, metal work, pots, coins, local dresses, musical instruments and prehistoric bones can be seen on two levels in about 20 different thematic areas.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY