Thursday, 26 February 2015

Myanmar or Burma: The Emerald of Asia

Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Burma's total perimeter of 1,930 km (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Burma has a population of 51 million people.[10] Burma is 676,578 square kilometres (261,227 sq mi) in size. Burma's capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon.The currency is Kyat (K) (MMK).

Some interesting facts are:
1. In Myanmar, people do not use the metric system of measures. Only 3 countries in the world have not adopted it – Myanmar, the United States and Liberia.

2. In Myanmar, tea is incredibly popular. Citizens of Myanmar adore to drink tea with milk and sugar.

3. Myanmar residents are eating tea leaves pickled with garlic and salt, this dish called – Laphet thote.

4. The Irrawaddy River in Myanmar is believed to be a symbol of ‘continuity’.

5. More than 20,000 people were killed and thousands were left homeless, in the May 2008 Nargis Typhoon, which destroyed villages and rice fields

6. The lowest point in Myanmar is the Andaman Sea (0 m) and the highest point is Hkakabo Razi (5,881 m).

7. Under British rule, Myanmar was the richest country in south-east Asia.

8. Burma has one of the tightest internet censorship policies in the world. Internet use is taken very seriously and bloggers have been jailed for posting photos without permission.

9. Very small children wear holy thread around their neck or wrist for protection from bad spirits and spells.

10. New Year is on April 16th. It's a 3 day festival where you clean your house, make traditional foods, and give gifts.

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Some beautiful placse are:

For tourism detail visit: +Myanmar Tourism Directory @myantour

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