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Burma is an enchanted land of rich heritage and civilization. Technically known as Burma, Myanmar has one of the most varied scenery in Southeast Asia. Burma lies between India, China, Bangladesh, Laos and Thailand. With an area of almost 700,000 km², this land has one of the most varied and uniquely scenic areas in the area.
Myanmar's deeply entrenched civilization is unaltered and the Myanmar population is in close contact with the Buddha School. Each town in the countryside is home to several hundred if not thousand of sacred relics, shrines, monasteries, tombs and Buddha-figurines. Burma is home to over 135 different ethnical groups, each with its own tradition, languages and lifestyle.
Myanmar's scenery differs from area to area. Myanmar's most important geographic feature is the powerful Ayeyarwaddy Rivier. It crosses most of the land, springs in the northern part and flows southwards to Yangon, where it flows into the Andaman Sea. It is a trading lane as well as a hydropower plant that provides power to Myanmar and neighbouring states.
Soon after a rural getaway, you will find that they are among the friendliest and most enchanting in Asia. They are welcomed all over the countryside with a smile and a warm welcome. It' a completely ordinary daily routine, await you on your trip through this magic world to see even more interesting things.
But a lot of the population speaks some English, especially in touristic areas. Burma is known as the "Land of the Pagodas" or Golden Land, thanks to the pious Myanmar monarchs and their inhabitants, who have constructed innumerable sacred relics and christians over the years. In Myanmar, other faiths are Christians 4%, Islam 4%, animists 1% and others 2%.
Myanmar's ethnical origin is a mix of Indo-Aryans who settled in the area around 700 BC and the mongolic Invadors under Kublai Khan who invaded the area in the thirteenth cent. Anawrahta ( (1044-1077) was the founding father of the first Myanmar Empire. But the Burmese fought back against all the early attempts by merchants from Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal to set up post in the Bay of Bengal.
The British East India Company extended throughout Burma during the Anglo-Burmese War of 1824-1826 and two other years. Until 1886 Burma was first affiliated to the British Indian Empire and then became its own settlement in 1937. Burma was an important battlefield in Southeast Asia during the Second World War.
Burma Road, 800 miles long, was the Allies' main line of service to China. Most of the land was taken by the Japs in December 1941 and the Burma Road was cut off in May 1942. Following one of the most arduous expeditions of the conflict, the Allies freed most of Burma before the capitulation of the Japans in August 1945.
Myanmar became an autonomous nation on January 4, 1948. The Myanmar kitchen is one of a kind because it was strongly inspired by the neighbouring area. Aromas are usually a mixture of Thai, Hindi and Chinese. Though not as pungent as Thai or as pungent as India, Myanmar is an outstanding blend of Myanmar tradition and Asian/Indian cooking.
You' ll find that travel is a basic resource for most Myanmar residents and that travel accounts for about 75% of the nutrition. Myanmar's nutritional influences began many years ago during the Myanmar colonization, when an inward flow of Indians and Chinamen came to Myanmar. Tradicional methods of cooking and additives were blended with those of China and India, resulting in a large number of different meals with distinctive flavours and texture.
A further influencing force in their diet is globalisation, which has added many new additives, seasonings and vegetable to the cuisine. In Myanmar you have the chance to try this incredible blend of Asiatic cuisine. During your journey through Myanmar you will find many different meals that will delight your palate.