Myanmar

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Official Name: 
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Area: 
676,577 km2

Population: 
Over 60 millions

Capital: 
Nay Pyi Taw (Administrative City)

Language(s): 
Burmese, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s): 
Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and some Animism

Currency: 
Kyat (MMK)

Anthem: 
Kaba Ma Kyei

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Agro-Based, Wood-Based, Textiles, Heavy Industries, Steel Mill

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Beans, Sesame, Hardwood (Teak), Pulses, Fish

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Fish, Rice, Wood Products

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The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Myanmar, a member country of ASEAN, once called Burma, is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia Peninsula and it is bordered with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. Although Myanmar is located between two great civilizations, India and China, it has developed its own culture with distinctive characteristics.

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Information

Official Name: 
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Area: 
676,577 km2

Population: 
Over 60 millions

Capital: 
Nay Pyi Taw (Administrative City)

Language(s): 
Burmese, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s): 
Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and some Animism

Currency: 
Kyat (MMK)

Anthem: 
Kaba Ma Kyei

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Agro-Based, Wood-Based, Textiles, Heavy Industries, Steel Mill

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Beans, Sesame, Hardwood (Teak), Pulses, Fish

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Fish, Rice, Wood Products

Tour Info

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Myanmar, a member country of ASEAN, once called Burma, is one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia Peninsula and it is bordered with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. Although Myanmar is located between two great civilizations, India and China, it has developed its own culture with distinctive characteristics. The uniqueness of Myanmar culture is that it is free from racial or sex discrimination from child birth throughout the life time. There are over 100 national races in Myanmar and the Bamar are the majority group and the other main groups are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. Each national race group has its own culture and tradition.

Myanmar is often referred to as the Land of Pagodas. One of the major attractions for tourists is countless numbers of pagodas and monasteries, some dating back to thousands of years, that can be found all over the country side. These structures are a source of religion as well as a showcase of Myanmar art, culture and architecture. The glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, which was originally built over two thousand and five hundred years ago located in Yangon, to consider as one of the wondrous sights in the world.

Myanmar also offers a variety of unique attractions and tourist destinations. It is a land of great natural beauty and diversity with snow-capped mountains in the far north, the gentle slopes of Shan Plateau, beautiful Inle Lake, home of the unique leg rowers and long-necked Padaung Ladies wearing bass rings.

The majestic flow of Ayeyawaddy, the wonder of the ancient capital of Bagan that represents one of the richest archaeological sites of Southeast Asia, down to the unspoiled sandy beaches and archipelagoes in the south and southeast region with a variety of aquatic life in abundance, Myanmar's tourist resources are boundless in number and value with its rich cultural heritage and culture, renowned hospitality and breath-taking unspoiled natural beauty, Myanmar offers a journey that can be spiritu-ally refreshing.

Information

Official Name: 
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Area: 
676,577 km2

Population: 
Over 60 millions

Capital: 
Nay Pyi Taw (Administrative City)

Language(s): 
Burmese, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s): 
Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and some Animism

Currency: 
Kyat (MMK)

Anthem: 
Kaba Ma Kyei

Economy: 
INDUSTRY: Agro-Based, Wood-Based, Textiles, Heavy Industries, Steel Mill

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Beans, Sesame, Hardwood (Teak), Pulses, Fish

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Fish, Rice, Wood Products

Tour Info
  • On The Road To Responsible Tourism Author : Htay Aung

    Myanmar, an emerging travel destination in the Pacific Asia region, has long been an source of fascination for international travellers from many parts of the world.

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  • Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival 2017 From 04 June 2017 - 09 June 2017

    Pakokku is an old traditional town on the western bank of the Ayeyawady River. This pagoda festival is the most important for all towns west of the Ayeyawady and products from the region, such as dried chili, homespun baskets and tobacco are sold every year at this huge country fair. The best thanakha trees, the bark of which is pounded to make the purely organic make-up cream used by many Myanmar women, grow in this area.

  • Full Moon of Kason 2017 10 May 2017

    This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree. Pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi trees in pagoda compounds to keep them fresh in the summer heat of May.

  • Water Festival and Myanmar New Year 2017 From 13 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

    Thingyan (The Water Festival) is the most interesting and greatest occasion for merry–making with the largest number of people taking part in it throughout the country.

  • Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival 2017 From 04 April 2017 - 11 April 2017

    The most famous Pagoda Festival in Bago. Classical theatre troupes perform their best here so they will be booked by agents for the next pagoda festival season.

  • Kekku Pagoda Festival From 10 March 2017 - 14 March 2017

    A cluster of more than 3000 pagodas, said to be from Bagan period, but in the Yun Shan style, are grouped on a small hillock overlooking the Hopon Valley.

  • Bawgyo Pagada Festival From 06 March 2017 - 22 March 2017

    It is a famous historic pagoda festival in Shan State of Myanmar. Not only the people from Shan State but also the ones from the middle part of Myanmar take part in that festival.

  • Inn Daw Gyi Shwe Myitzu Pagoda Festival From 05 March 2017 - 13 March 2017

    This is the only seaside Pagoda Festival which attracts many people and it can be accessed from Yangon by a pleasant boat ride to Pathein, an interesting delta town famous for its parasols.

  • Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda Festival From 04 March 2017 - 13 March 2017

    Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda is easily accessible by car, being on the main Mandalay-Lashio Highway. The Shwe Sar Yan Pagoda Festival is a very interesting festival indeed: a typical rural fair, bringing many visitors from not only the outlaying villages but also from faraway.

  • Naga New Year Festival From 12 January 2017 - 16 January 2017

    Naga New Year Festival is one of the rarest ceremonies in Myanmar. There are more than 49 different clans with their own distinctive dresses and dialects.

  • Kachin Manaw Festival From 09 January 2017 - 10 January 2017

    At some point in early January, during the 7 days of the colourful Kachin Manaw Festival, the local Kachin tribes – such as the Kharku, Thaisan, Lacheik, Rawang, Thaikhamt and Lisu – adorn themselves with their best traditional costumes and dance around Manaw poles that have been erected at the center of the festival ground are decorated with folk-art.

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