Myanmar Overview

The country of Myanmar - also known as the "Golden Land" is very famous for glittering temples, the plentiful timber forests and giant mineral resources along with the hospitality and friendliness of the Myanmar people. Nay Pyi Taw is now the capital of the Union Myanmar, as the citadel of Yangon is a commercial city and the city of the Golden Temple of Myanmar. Presently, there are two names for the country as Burma and Myanmar. However, the official name is Myanmar. Burma is taken after the name of the most populous ethnic group Burmese. Myanmar with 135 ethnic groups and colorful costumes is working together to build a warm and friendly atmosphere of the country.

Myanmar Geography

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Myanmar is located on the western part of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia between 9°32' to 28°31'north latitude and 101°11' east longitude. Myanmar is the second largest country in Southeast Asia, sharing borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand, with a total area of 677000 km².

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Myanmar Topography

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Myanmar terrain is lowering from north to south, mountains and plateaus in the north and plains in the south. Myanmar's main geographical features can be divided into four categories: highlands in the east, mountains in the west, plains in the central and coastal in Rakhine.

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Myanmar Climate

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Myanmar is a tropical climate country with three distinct seasons, summer also known as hot, rainy and cool season. Summer starts from March to mid-May, the rainy season begins from mid-May to October and the cool season from October to February next year.

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Myanmar History

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Myanmar civilization is marked from the first century with the archaeological site which is found from the time of the kingdom Thayekhittaya, Beithano and Hanlin.

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Myanmar - A heritage land of Buddha

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More than 80% of Myanmar population follows Theravada Buddhism. Monks can eat like civilians, but not killing and eating after 12 noon. Early in the morning, each group of clergy in yellow or brown coat walks through the streets for begging. In the afternoon, the nuns in pink coats also go in bustling group.

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