Monday, 29 May 2017

What is Myanmar Sunscreen?

  One thing that really stood out to us as we travelled Myanmar was how much culture and way of life was well-preserved. Men and women alike wear longyis and sandals and many wear this pastey yellow substance on their face as protection from the sun.

  It is called Thanaka. Ground tree bark mixed with a bit of water makes the paste and has a pleasant smell and cooling sensation on the skin. You can find them to be plentiful at the markets. Below you can see Kyle having some applied by a kind Burmese lady at the Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon.

  I thought it to be really neat and uniquely beautiful to see, so I got myself a little tub and happily integrated it into my Myanmar morning routine.



More photographs on my instagram, (handle:haninvan) 

A Myanmar vlog is up on my channel if you would like to see what it was like for us,

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm

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