MyanmarModernity, Tradition & Current Affairs
Virtual field trips offer a unique opportunity to explore the world by leveraging immersive technologies to bring the viewers that much closer to the people and places of focus. In this IMEX[cursion], we set our sights on Myanmar. From pagoda-dotted hillsides to lush jungle habitats, the landscapes of this country set a striking backdrop for its long and, at times, tumultuous history.
360º Video Experiences
Myanmar has seen a rapid transformation over the past several years rooted in economic and political reforms which have created opportunities for many. Myanmar remains a predominantly rural country, with 15 million of the country’s 51.5 million people living in urban areas. However, this figure is expected to change — projections indicate that an additional 7.1 million of its current rural population will move to cities by 2050. [World Bank]
Traditions & Culture
The culture of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar has been heavily influenced by the Buddhist religion, former British colonial rule in the country, and neighboring cultures. The country is home to diverse ethnic groups. The Burman or Bamar constitute 68% of the total population of the country. The other ethnic communities residing in Burma are Shan, Karen, Rakhine, Chinese, Mon, and Indian peoples. [World Atlas]
The ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar is incredibly complex; the traumas of colonialism, poverty, the recent transition from a military government to a more democratic state, and the global war on terror all play major roles in shaping the conflict. [Harvard Divinity School]
ပညာ သမာ အာဘာ နတ္ထိThere is no light as bright as knowledge.
Augmented Reality Experiences
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Myaung Mya Bridge
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