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"This is Burma, a country like no other you have ever known": nothing describes Myanmar better than Rudyard Kipling's words. Nestling beneath the Himalayan peaks between India and China, and blossoming over the vast rice fields of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, Burma was built to the powerful yet slow rhythm of the Irrawaddy River.

For more than 2,000 kilometres, as faithfully as anything the imagination has been able to create, there are lands of gold, ruby and jade, teak forests where white elephants and nymphs born of bamboo live...

  • Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon;
  • Temples of Bagan;
  • Inle Lake;
  • Bogyoke Aung San Museum;
  • Shwenandaw Monastery;
  • Mandalay Royal Palace;
  • Mandalay Hill;
  • Pyu ancient cities (includes Halin,
  • Beikthano, and Sri Ksetra)
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +6.5
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    676 578 Km2
  • Population
    57 970 293 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
  • Currency
    Kyats (MMK)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 4000
  • Airports
  • Heliports

    Tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter

    Burman (Bamar) 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%

    It is impolite to sit on a chair with one's legs crossed, especially for women.

    Mohinga — a fish and rice noodle soup enriched with a variety of ingredients either added to the soup or used as a dressing or garnish

    Prior to COVID-19 and the February 2021 military coup, massive declines in poverty, rapid economic growth, and improving social welfare; underdevelopment, climate change, and unequal investment threaten progress and sustainability planning; since coup, foreign assistance has ceased from most funding sources

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