Myanmar Overview

Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and People's Republic of China to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people.[9] As of 2017, the population is about 54 million.

Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres (261,228 square miles) in size. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city and former capital is Yangon (Rangoon).[1] Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997. Early civilisations in Myanmar included the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu city-states in Upper Burma and the Mon kingdoms in Lower Burma. In the 9th century, the Bamar people entered the upper Irrawaddy valley and, following the establishment of the Pagan Kingdom in the 1050s, the Burmese language, culture and Theravada Buddhism slowly became dominant in the country. The Pagan Kingdom fell due to the Mongol invasions and several warring states emerged. In the 16th century, reunified by the Taungoo Dynasty, the country was for a brief period the largest empire in the history of Mainland Southeast Asia.

The early 19th century Konbaung Dynasty ruled over an area that included modern Myanmar and briefly controlled Manipur and Assam as well. The British took over the administration of Myanmar after three Anglo-Burmese Wars in the 19th century and the country became a British colony. Myanmar was granted independence in 1948, as a democratic nation. Following a coup d'état in 1962, it became a military dictatorship.

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Our Myanmar trips

Trip name Days From USD
Day Tour - Experience With The Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp Yangon, Myanmar to Yangon, Myanmar Day Tour - Experience With The Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp 5 hour   $120 View Trip
Day Tour - Wine Testing Tour In Taunggyi Yangon, Myanmar to Yangon, Myanmar Day Tour - Wine Testing Tour In Taunggyi 5 hour $30 View Trip
Day Tour - Cooking Class In Yangon Yangon, Myanmar to Yangon, Myanmar Day Tour - Cooking Class In Yangon 5 hours $35 View Trip
Day Tour - Visit Village Near Ngapali Beach Yangon, Myanmar to Yangon, Myanmar Day Tour - Visit Village Near Ngapali Beach 5 hours $30 View Trip
Day Tour - Circle Train Tour Around Yangon Yangon, Myanmar to Yangon, Myanmar Day Tour - Circle Train Tour Around Yangon 5 hours $30 View Trip

Restaurants In Mandalay

Green Elephant

3H, Blk 801, 27th St,Bet.64 & 65th St;., Tel: 02-61237
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B. B. B Restaurants

292,76th St., Bet. 26th St. & 27th St., Mandalay. Tel: 02- 25623
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Restaurants In Inle Lake

Innthar Lay

Near Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inle Lake. Tel : 081-29451
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Nam Pan Restaurant

Nga Phe Chaung Village,Inle Lake,Myanmar. Tel: 081-29255
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Restaurants In Bagan

Mahar Bagan Resturant

New Bagan. Khayay St. Khan Laung Ward. Tel: 061-60422,09-2042 086
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Green Elephant Yamonar(River View)

New Bagan. Thiripyitsayar Ward. Tel:061-60238, 02-67099
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Restaurants In Yangon

The Strand

Serve High Tea 92, Strand Road, Kyauktada Township, Yangon
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Min Lan Monti2

Serve Rakhine Traditional Food Branch(2) No.1,Min Lan,Sayar San (South), Sanpya Quarter,Bahan Township,Yangon. Ph:09-9926959,01-551259
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Road To Mandalay Cruise

Road to Mandalay Cruise - Introduction

An Introduction to the Road To Mandalay Immortalised by Rudyard Kipling, the port of Mandalay and the river road which leads to it, symbolise all the romance of faraway places. The...
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Road to Mandalay Cruise - History

The Road To Mandalay has been created by Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from the old river-cruiser 'MS Nederland'/'Elbresidenz', operated by Koln-Dusseldorfer (KD). She was...
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Major Tourist Destinations

Yangon and its surrounding

The city of Myanmar, has a unique charm with its old colonial buildings, Tree lined streets, busting local market and tranquil lakes. Interesting places to visit are the massive Shwedagon World...
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Bagan and its surrounding

One of the worlds historical as well as archeological sites is major Tourist attraction in Myanmar. Originally there were 10,000 temples at Bagan, largely constructed of brick between the 11th and...
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Myanmar Festivals

December Festivals

December 17 - 24 Shwemyetman Pagoda Festival Shwetaung (Near Pyay) December 12 - 17 Sandaw-Shin Pagoda Festival West Pha-yan-ga Island, Rakhine December 23 -...
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November Festivals

November 16 - Dec 8 Shwezigon Pagoda Festival Bagan November 20 - 26 Hot Air Balloon Festival Taunggyi November 23 Tazaungmon Festival Countrywide November 23 - 25 Pho-Win...
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Myanmar Culture

Myanmar Movie Night

Apart from very few of us who prefer to exist as reclusive. We have to smile and admit that ever, so often, it sure is a great feeling o go to the movies. In a country like Myanmar, where you...
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Blogs

Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and People's Republic of China to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people.[9] As of 2017, the population is about 54 million.

Yangon Chaukhtatgyi

Yangon Chaukhtatgyi

07 February, 2018