Myanmar

Formerly known as Burma, today officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and 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 today known as Myanmar has a population of 51 million people. Burma is 676,578 square kilometres (261,227 sq mi) in size. Burma's capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon which was formerly known as Rangoon.

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Early civilizations in Burma included the Tibeto-Burman-speaking Pyu in Upper Burma and the Mon in Lower Burma. In the 9th century, the Burmans of the Kingdom of Nanzhao entered the upper Irrawaddy valley and, following the establishment of the Pagan Empire in the 1050s, the Burmese language, culture and Theravada Buddhism slowly became dominant in the country. The Pagan Empire 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 Southeast Asia.The early 19th century Konbaung Dynasty ruled over an area that included modern Burma and briefly controlled Manipur and Assam as well. While Burma is regarded as a Buddhist nation, many religions have peacefully co-existed throughout the centuries. The British conquered Burma after three Anglo-Burmese Wars in the 19th century and the country became a British colony. Burma became an independent nation in 1948, initially as a democratic nation and then, following a coup in 1962, a military dictatorship. While the military dictatorship formally ended in 2011, most of the party leaders are former military officers.

Burma is a country rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources. In 2013, its GDP (nominal) stood at US$56.7 billion and its GDP (PPP) at US$221.5 billion.The income gap in Myanmar is among the widest in the world, as a large proportion of the economy is controlled by supporters of the former military government.As of 2013, according to the Human Development Index (HDI), Burma had a low level of human development, ranking 150 out of 187 countries.

Myanmar is a new and emerging tourist destination in South East Asia. Known to most travelers as the Golden land, Myanmar is rich in cultures and natural attractions. There are numerous pagodas, temples, beauty spots, archaeological sites, snow-peaked mountains, deep forests with abundant flora and fauna, rivers and natural lakes, unspoiled beaches and archipelagoes, 135 national races with their colorful costumes and customs, traditional arts and crafts all make up Myanmar the most exotic and fascinating destination in Asia. Visitors will find Myanmar a beautiful and peaceful place with the most hospitable people in the world.

 

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14 Days Myanmar Tour

Duration: 14 Days

Today Myanmar is a new and emerging tourist destination in South East Asia. Known to most travelers as the Golden land, Myanmar is rich in cultures and natural attractions. There are numerous Buddhist pagodas, temples, natural beauty spots, archaeological sites, snow-peaked mountains, deep forests with abundant flora and fauna, rivers and natural lakes, unspoiled beaches and archipelagos

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10 Days Myanmar Tour

Duration: 10 Days

Delve deeper into the charm of Yangon; be wonder struck by the pagodas and temples of Bagan; explore the last royal capital of Burma; behold and immerse in the charisma of Inle lake. All these wonders of Myanmar will engage you for the whole week and the time will just fly by.

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8 Days Myanmar Tour

Duration: 8 Days

Take your whole week exploring around the beautiful places of Myanmar – Burma. Delve deeper into the charm of Yangon; be wonder struck by the pagodas and temples of Bagan; explore the last royal capital of Burma; behold and immerse in the charisma of Inle lake.

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7 Days Myanmar Tour

Duration: 7 Days

Go deeper into the charm of Yangon; be wonder struck by the pagodas and temples of Bagan; explore the last royal capital of Burma; behold and immerse in the charisma of Inle lake

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Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos Tour

Duration: 14 Days

Join Earthbound Expeditions on this amazing tour of the highlights of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. This tour of South East Asia has something for everyone including World Heritage Sites, natural wonders, quaint villages – all in one go. Not to mention sampling the local food and drink that will please the most avid foodie.

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Multi Country Tours – South East Asia

Duration: 22 Days

This trip circles South East Asia visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar, starting and ending in Bangkok.

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