Bargaining, a dance between buyer and seller, is integral in these cultures. It is through this negotiation on the terms of an exchange that both participants learn a great deal about the other person. However, personal interaction is an important ingredient in bargaining cultures, and by eliminating this unspoken, under-the-surface dialogue, there would no longer be the dance.
Located along the Irrawaddy River in central Myanmar, Bagan is sublime: a lush 26-square-mile plain spotted with palms, tamarind, and thousands of temples.
Myanmar has so much to offer: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, and Ngapali Beach are just a few destinations to check out if you're on a time crunch!
All five of the world's biggest statues are located on one continent, and three are in the same country. Can you guess where they are without clicking?
Ready to visit Myanmar? Here are lots of really great places you shouldn't miss while you're in this beautiful Southeast Asian country.