Closely related to the Bamar, the Rakhine inhabit Rakhine state. Although they share the same Tibeto-Burman ancestors as the Bamar, the Rakhine have darker complexions, an indication of the regions 2000 year history of contact with Indian traders, sailors, and settlers. The Rohingya The Rohingya of Myanmar is one of the worlds most embattled minorities. Living in Rakhine state, the […]

Rangoon Tea House

The Rangoon Tea House is a lovely restaurant located in downtown Yangon. They serve a delicious selection of traditional Myanmar foods. Be sure to try the Tea Leaf Salad. They are best summed up as a modern take on a local tea shop, with expat prices.