The puppeteers of  U Tun Kyi, Thaketa (Rangoon) perform the duet of the Prince and the Princess. Photograph by Elisabeth den Otter (C)
Welcome to the world of Thabin:
Burmese puppetry, music, song and dance!

Traditional Burmese puppet theatre dates from the fifteenth century. It was fast disappearing, but lately performances have been given for tourists, which led to a revival of the interest among the Burmese people as well.

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