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Aung San Suu Kyi must be Myanmar's most prominent figure. She was the de facto prime minister and foundress of the Myanmar military, General Aung San, who was murdered in 1947. Aung San Suu Kyi is chair of the National League for Democracy Party, which came to office in the 2015 democracy election, the first in 50 years.
STORY - Myanmar was colonized by the British in 1824 and stayed under their reign until World War II, when Japan marched in and became an important battlefield. Myanmar gained sovereignty in 1948. POLICY - After a triumphant Coup in 1962, General Win took over Burma and stayed under the Burmese Army Junior until 2011.
Steps have been taken towards a new democratic process with the establishment of the NLDD as a recognized policy group and its by-election victory in 2012. REALIGION - Most of the land is Buddhist and is regarded as a nationwide religious community with a convent community of 500,000 inhabitants.
Burma has been placed first in the World Giving Index by a recent overall Charities Aid Foundation survey, which may come as no surprise, as the Theravada Buddhist belief in the practices of charity or dance is an essential component of the Theravada Buddhist religion, as it is one of the keys to achieving good deeds. CRUISE - Although Burma has a number of tribal civilizations - the Kachin and Chin, several mountain peoples, Inle Lake Intha peoples - the Buddhist and Bamar peoples are the group.
Nonetheless, some aspects of the West's cultural life were associated with colonisation by the UK, whereby the educational system was modeled on similar models and the city' s urban architectural colonialism is still evident. During the first part of the trip, visitors from all over the land come together to make sacrifices and worship the friars, playing local music and celebrating in a cheerful atmosphere!
Natural - Burma has a large selection of marine and mammal species, but is probably best known for its elephant, manatee, feral buffaloes, tiger and leopard. It' a land of mountains: the Himalayas, the Hengduan mountain ranges, the Rakhine Yoma, the Bago Yoma, the Shan Hills and the Tenasserim Hills. Myanmar also has beautiful sandy areas with 1,930 km of continuous coast along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
ETHNICAL GROUPS - Burma is home to some 135 ethnical groups, among them a large number of mountain communities, each with its own cultural heritage. Burma's regime groups them into "eight large races of nationally racial origin" - Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Bamar, Rakhine, Shan. The Intha are living at and around Lake Inle and have adjusted their infamous one-legged oar technology to paddle over the pipe while upright.