Myanmar (Myan, mar), is a perfect country,
where endless landscapes, ancients civilizations and adventures places fill its
huge land. Think typical forests surrounded the half of country, beautiful
golden pagodas and well-preserved temples fill the landscape. The temples are
more than 200 years old and covered in gold. All of local people war skirt-like
“lon-gyi” and women beautify with ThaNaKha (yellow-white cosmetic paste having perfumed
scent made from ground bark). The most greeting sentence say from all of local
Consecutively north to south, the huge
Irrawaddy River divides the country in two. If you love travel and lookout for exciting
and most historical places, please don’t look further than Myanmar. No-one
argues Myanmar isn’t one of the world’s most exciting destinations.
Myanmar is situated on Southeast Asia, neighbouring
with Bay of Bengal south and Andaman Sea. It is bordered in east by Laos and
Thailand, in north and northeast China, in west by Bangladesh and the India
states of Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. People also known this country as
“Burma” and called “The Golden Land”.
The country covers area of 676, 578 km2,
10th largest country in Asia and 2nd largest country in
Southeast Asia by geographical area.
The climate of Myanmar is humid normally.
Myanmar has 3 types of seasons. The hot season is generally from March to
April. The rainy season is from May to October, the temperatures would then
cool off. The southwest tropical monsoon starts between mid-May and mid-June,
making the frequent rain falls till October. The cold season is most beautiful
starts from November to February and the temperatures remain relatively
pleasant, cool breezes from north blow across the country. However, the climate
tends to vary considerably from place to place because of differences in
latitude and the marked variety of topographical relief.
There are 135 distinct ethnic groups in
Myanmar. The 8 major national races are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Burma, Mon,
Rakhine and Shan. The country’s population is estimated to be over 60 million
and most of the people live in Yangon, the old capital of Myanmar, with a
population of over five millions. Yangon continues to be the country’s largest
city and the most important commercial hub.
Myanmar is rich in natural resources such
as natural gas, petroleum, timber, jade, gems and jewelleries and so the
economy mainly relies on agricultural products, oil and gas, gemstones and
The most prehistoric primates is Pondaung
Man who may have lived 40 million years ago, discovered in Pondaung, northern
Myanmar. After those eras, many cities and states came out, and then emerged 3
big empires. The First Myanmar Empire (AD 1044) is founded by King Anawrahtar.
He organized the little states and villages into a single empire. The Second
Myanmar Empire (also known as Hantharwaddy Dynasty) was founded by King Bayint
Naung in AD 1287 at Bago. The last Empire was Kongbaung Dynasty (AD 1752) founded
by King Bodaw Paya. Although several years has passed, the culture still
remains unspoiled unlike any destination you have ever been.
Taxis are available everywhere in Yangon
(Rangoon). Local countrywide transportation is available by Airways,
Roadways, Railways and Waterways. Three domestic airlines suitable for visitors
are Air Bagan, Air Mandalay and Yangon Airways. There are many express buses in
Myanmar and bus fare is normally cheaper than other transportations. You may
want to visit by River cruise if you got plenty of time.
Business Hours is usually from 9am to 5pm for
private companies and 9:30-4:30 for government offices.