Arts and Crafts

toddy-palm-04

The natural palm, which is a kind of beauty in rural areas of upper Myanmar is called toddy palm.

Dry season is the like of toddy palm and wherever we see, in the central Myanmar, it is covered with the toddy palm forest.
Toddy palm is a kind of steep palm tree and its usefulness is very wonderful.


In the season of toddy palm, palm climbers bring their implements and climb toddy palms to tap toddy sap. They usually tap toddy sap twice a day in the toddy-palm-05morning and in the evening.

There are two kinds of toddy sap. One is sweet and another is a little bit stronger in tastes what we called bitter toddy sap.

Sweet toddy sap is used to made jaggery, which is medicinal. Myanmar people usually have it as a snack with green tea, which goes well.

Some people drink the strong ale toddy sap as liquor. Leaves of toddy palm are used as roofing of the houses. Stalk of Palm and fronds of the toddy palm is divided into strips, toddy-palm-06which are to be made toddy boxes, baskets and hats.

In addition, comfortable chairs are made of using stem of toddy palm. Toddy fruit can be eaten and also can eat the shoot of toddy palm-nut singed. Stem of toddy palm can be made walking stick, tables, house poles, yoke, bridge pole and cattle feed box. Therefore, toddy palm is very useful for rural areas dwellers given by nature.

 

 

Return to back

 

 

 

 

 

 

MT & K Tourism Company Limited

Building (15/B), Room (202), Shwe Kabar Housing, MinDhama Road, 3 Quarter, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

Tour Operator
+95 9 795514475 (Ms. Thazin)
Tel-Fax :
+95 1 666220
Tel :
+95 1 656597 , 9669526
Email :
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website :
http://traveltomyanmar.com