Myanmar

  • Known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is a country in South Eastern Asia.
  • The ruling party changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989.
  • The population of Myanmar is approximately 54.4 million people (August 2020).
  • The capital of Myanmar is Naypytaw, which is approximately 7054 km2 in size. It basically is a ghost town with a population of only 924,000 inhabitants.
  • More than a hundred different languages are spoken in Myanmar. Two Indo-European languages are spoken, firstly English and Pali.
  • Pali also referred to as Magadhan, which is a sacred language of Theravada Buddhism.

Myanmar Additional Info

  • The mother tongue and the official language of Myanmar is Burmese. The writing consists of circles and semi-circular letters, developed from the Indian script in the 5 th century.
  • Myanmar receives significant amount of income from the tourism sector. The most popular destinations include Yangon and Mandalay, religious sites, nature trails and beaches. However much of the country is off-limits to tourists and interaction between foreigners and locals is frowned upon by the government.
  • Explore the magnificent temples of Bagan, relax on a riverboat cruise to Mandalay, discover Burma’s ‘Jewel city’, trek through the rarely visited alpine villages, delve into the underground at Pindaya, admire Yangon’s golden Shwedagon Pagoda, explore ancient, glittering temples and meet saffron-robed Buddhist monks. How much more would you like to explore?

Places of Interest

  • Sule Pagoda
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Bagan
  • Inle Lake
  • Kyaiktiyo Pagoda also known as the Golden Rock
  • Kakku Pagodas
  • Mandalay Palace
  • Mergui Archipelago

Additional Paces

  • Bagan Archaeological Museum
  • Mingun Temple
  • Thatbyinnyu Temple
  • Htilominlo Temple
  • Saddar Cave

Many more highlights to enjoy and experience. Contact us for a customized or guided holiday