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After only recently reopening the doors to the outside of Myanmar, there is a great deal of information about Myanmar that needs to be known. On our website you will find extensive and constantly up-dated information about religions, their customs, what to see and do, and about the story of this intriguing and rapidly evolving state.
Myanmar (better known as Burma) is the biggest land in Southeast Asia. In 1989, the country's name was modified by Myanmar's rulers to indicate a breach with the former colonising powers of Britain. It borders the Bay of Bengal in the west and the Andaman Sea in the north.
Burma is bordered by five states: Myanmar and Myanmar: Ayeyarwaddy, one of the longest naval waterways in Southeast Asia, originating in the Himalayas and flowing into the Andaman sea, irrigates the area. Crossing the land from west to west, it is split into 8 branches before it reaches the ocean, creating a fruitful 33,670 square kilometre area.
Myanmar is situated in a lush rainforest and has three seasons: the warm period (April to May), the monsun ( "June to September") and the cold period (September to March). However, there is very little precipitation in the central area of the land like in Bagan and Mandalay. Burma is subdivided into 7 areas with the nationally dominating people of Burma (Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Yangon) and 7 states populated by other large communities representing 20% to 25% of Burma's total populations (Chin, Kachin, Karen, Kayah, Mon, Rakhine, Shan).
Burmese ethnically, who practice Buddhism and speak Tibeto-Burmanic, are occupying the main level. With a 75% share of the total populace, they take up half of the area. Karen, who are living in the south-east and Irrawaddy Delta, are the biggest group. Myanmar is the country's main foreign tongue.
Religions have an important place in Burmese life and cultural life. Myanmar has 89% Buddhists, 6% Christians, 4% Muslims, 1% animists, Hindus, etc. The land retains its uniqueness: men are wearing longyis (similar to sarong), females decorate their faces with thanakha (a creamy herb putty that works both as a sunscreen and a cream) and grannies are still chewing the betelnuts that give them reddish oranges.
After the 1962 takeover, Myanmar has been under multi-decade war. Burma is an exceptional land with wonderful temperates and natural attractions. From its inauguration, the land has welcomed every year several hundred thousand international visitors who have fallen in love with the beauties of this state. Tourism attractions include Yangon, the town of the Goldagodas, and the country's first metropolis; the wide plains of Bagan with its 2,000 shrines and couples, the most spectacular archeological site in Asia on the banks of the Irrawaddy River; Mandalay, Burma's culture capitol and the charms of its royal towns and fortresses; and Inle Lake, regarded as the country's gem-bear.
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