Activities Outside Loikaw
Daw Ta Ma Gyi, Kayah Village

Hightlights

  • Pokhee or Women’s Shrine, where women can get justice
  • "Rice Barn Village" or Dozen of small huts that keep rice for the whole year
  • Taste millet wine, learn about Kayah dress, and try playing the traditional bamboo guitar.

 

Get deep insights into Kayah culture and learn unique, local cultural practices

Deep insights into Kayah culture

Life in Daw Ta Ma Gyi moves at a very relaxed pace, ideal for taking time to really understand the local culture and way of life. In Daw Ta Ma Gyi, visitors can explore the village, stopping along the way to meet local artisans and musicians, who are preserving traditional Kayah arts, dress, crafts and culture. You can visit traditional, thatched Kayah homes. Taste millet wine, learn about Kayah dress, and try playing the traditional bamboo guitar.

Unique, local cultural practices

Really unique practices can be witnessed in Daw Ta Ma Gyi. For example, you can visit the Pokhee or ‘Women’s Shrine’ and learn about annual ceremonies which take place here to celebrate the role of women in the community. Another interesting highlight is the ‘rice barn village’ located just outside the village living area. Here, the villagers’ rice is kept safe from fire and other dangers, with the protection of guardian spirits.


Note: Ask your ground handler to check with the MOHT to ensure that
Daw Ta Ma Gyi is open for visitors by calling +95 (0)9739 46569 or +95
(0)9870 574530

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