Officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia bordered by China in the North, Laos and Thailand to the East, the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea to the South, and to the west are Bangladesh and India.
With a population of approximately 51.4 million people, and a recognized 135 distinct ethnic groups and the main religion being Theravada Buddhism, sometimes combined with traditional practices, the country has a lot of different culture to show. Archaeological works have shown that this region was already inhabited in the prehistory with small city states arising around the second century BC. The long and rich history of Myanmar, with the founding of a kingdom at Pagan in 1044 that marks the history of Myanmar as a political entity, makes for a good destination for holidays as it has much to offer.
The climate in Myanmar is largely a tropical climate with three seasons, the monsoon or rain season from May to October, a cool season from November to February and a hot season that usually starts around March and lasts till the end of April. The average annual temperature is 27 degrees Celsius, with the lowest temperatures reaching around 18 degrees, and the highest can be around 36 degrees. Myanmar has a wide variety of flora and fauna, with forests mainly in the mountainous areas, mangroves in the coastal marches, grasslands in the highlands and scrublands in the central area due to the region being relatively dry. There are at least 300 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, and over 7000 different species of plants throughout the country.
The many different ethnic groups make Myanmar a country with a large variety of cuisine that is characterized by the use of fish products. The main influences are derived from China, India and Thailand. Fruits and vegetables in great variety combined with many different kinds of meat in many dishes which make the food a little bit different than what we are normally used to. With so many dishes to try, Myanmar will definitely leave you with a memorable experience.
Myanmar is a paradise to discover, go and experience the mystical charms of the East in all its diversity - rich archaeological sites, glittering pagodas, a wealth of cultures, colorful festivals and arts. Myanmar is also blessed with an awe-inspiring range of natural sights - idyllic landscape, lush fertile plains, vast virgin jungles, majestic snow-capped mountains, pristine beaches washed by crystal clear waters, fragrant pine trees and sunflowers bathed in abundant sunshine.