Myanmar GeographyBurma Geography
A coarse guidebook through Myanmar's geographical area, from the moderate Kachin Mountains to the rain forests and reindeer of Tanintharyi. strong/stronger
This is a great tour through Myanmar's geographical area, from the moderate Kachin Mountains to the rain forests and reindeer of Tanintharyi. Myanmar's geographical co-ordinates are: At 676,578 km2, it is slightly bigger than France and the second biggest South-East Asian nation after Indonesia. Burma has several Köppen climatic classes. It includes moist semitropical climates (Kachin and North Shan ) and Moon climates (Rakhine), but most of the land - main basins, south-eastern and south-eastern peninsulas - has a wet marsh environment.
There are three distinct tourist periods in Myanmar. South West monsoons bring the wet seasons from June to September, with particularly severe storms on the Bengal and Yangon coasts and in the Ayeyarwady delta. It is probably the first thing you have seen on the colored map of Myanmar is a long, broad strip through the center of the state.
The Ayeyarwady River Valley or the Central Burma Plain. This mountain absorbs the monsoons rain and forms a arid area in the center of the land (including the Mandalay region). It is similar to the spiny bush woods of the Outbacks. Moving southwards, the pool becomes moister and more green, although most arable land has substituted most of the tropic forrests.
Ayeyarwady Delta's moors were once overgrown with mangrove, but even these disappear quickly. Though it is still one of the most densely wooded in Southeast Asia, the degradation rates in Myanmar are the third lowest in the rest of the year. Forest covers about 45 per cent of the countryside. The majority of the country's woods are coppices, luxuriant and verdant with thick broad-leaved saplings.
As Myanmar remains the global leader in the export of tea wood, the forest throughout the land once swarmed with it. The southwest coastline, the south-east at the end of the Malay Peninsula and the Thanlwin River basin are lined with rainforests. In the Shan and Kachin Mountains, lush green mountain and lowlands woods that are similar to the classical picture of the Himalayas are slowly replacing them.
Burma has 2,832 kilometers of shoreline. Rakhine is located on the Bay of Bengal, the Ayeyarwady Delta and the Tanintharyi Sea (far south) on the Andaman Sea. This dazzling structure of corals is found along the archipelago of the Mediterranean Sea. Together with Myanmar's core of corals, these swampy tide woods buzz along the coastal area, especially along the shores of Thanintharyi.
While they were closest to the mouth of the Ayeyarwadi, 92 per cent of the delta's mangrove population fell on land reclamation, wood and watering schemes and thus on Myanmar's stocks of specimens such as the brinkmil. The overfishing has brought the Ayeyarwaddy dolphin to the edge of extinction there.
Once tigers dominated the woods throughout the land and became familiar with the Myanmar people. They have now been exiled to more or less two small areas: one in Kachin State and another on the south Peninsular along the Thai frontier. There were once Asiatic bulls all over the land, and in some ways they still are - Myanmar has one of the world's largest elephant population, most of which are pack animals in the timber industries.