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MYANMAR FOOD
Myanmar food is a cross between Chinese and Indian – with traditional Myanmar curries and soups being the local favorites. Visitors will more commonly be offered... [ More ]
COMMUNICATION AND INTERNET IN MYANMAR
It is now quite easy to make international direct phone calls and to send faxes, email to worldwide. Internet access is available in most tourist destinations in... [ More ]
MYANMAR ALPHABET
The Burmese or Myanmar script developed from the Mon script, which was adapted from a southern Indian script during the 8th century. The earliest known inscriptions... [ More ]
THE MAIN LANGUAGE SPOKEN IN THE COUNTRY IS MYANMAR
Myanmar food is a cross between Chinese and Indian – with traditional Myanmar curries and soups being the local favorites. Visitors will more commonly be offered Chinese cuisine because it is better suited to the Western palate. However, you can choose Myanmar specialties from menus at international hotels and local restaurants. [ More ]
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THERE ARE MANY NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES WHICH SURROUNDS MYANMAR

There are many neighboring countries which surrounds Myanmar; namely, Bangladesh in the west, India in the northwest, China in the southeast, Laos and Thailand in the...


THE POPULATION OF MYANMAR

The population of Myanmar is at present over 52 million with the Bamar, the majority race, making up about 70 percent. The average household size is estimated at 3 or 4 people. As regards education in Myanmar (according to the figure of 1993), the literacy rate stood at 81%. Yangon is the capital of Myanmar and has a population of over 5 million. Other cities with a large population are Mandalay , Mawlamyaing, Bago and...


THE NAME MYANMAR

The name Myanmar is derived from the local name Myanma Naingngandaw, which is a name used by the governent which is currently in power there. While the real meaning of the name is not clear, it is interesting to note that it has been used since the 13th century, mainly to refer to the ethnic group of Myanma....


THE CLIMATE OF MYANMAR

The climate of Myanmar is generally humid, and it receives less rainfall but the temperature remains quite mild all through the...


SPORTS IN MYANMAR

SPORTS IN MYANMAR

Football is the most popular sport. Another sport is Chinlone, where players pass a ball around without using their hands. The focus of this game is not competition, but rather how beautifully one plays it. Lethwei, a local form of kickboxing, can be seen at pagoda...


SHOPPING IN MYANMAR

Bargaining is an art long practiced in Asian countries including Myanmar . So feel free to ask for a proper discount when shopping in places where prices are not marked. Be careful in dealing with sidewalk vendors who may not offer genuine goods at fair prices. Myanmar arts and crafts , mostly pure hand-made, are best souvenirs and prices are very reasonable. Lacquer ware, wood and ivory carvings, tapestries, silverware, brassware, silk and cotton fabrics and shoulder bags are some of the...


SEASONS IN MYANMAR

Myanmar has three main seasons, hot season (March to May), rainy season (June to October) and cold season (November to...


RIVERS IN MYANMAR

There are four major rivers in Myanmar: Ayeyarwaddy River, Thanlwin River, Chindwin River, and Sittaung...


RELIGION OF MYANMAR

Over 80 % of the people embracing Theravada Buddhists. There are also Christians, Muslims, Hindus and even some animists. However there is full freedom of worship for followers of other religions. Christian missionaries have been active in Myanmar for over 150 years. Among them, the American Baptists were first on the...


RELIEF OF MYANMAR

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


PEOPLE OF MYANMAR

Myanmar is a union of many nationalities; speaking over one hundred languages and dialects. The term Myanmar embraces all nationalities. The major races are the Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. Padaung races with long neckes are very popular and attractive for tourist. There are seven States and seven Divisions in Myanmar...


NATURAL RESOURCES

NATURAL RESOURCES

Myanmar is very rich in natural resources like petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas and...


MYANMAR LOCAL TIME AND TIME ZONE

Myanmar Time is 6:30 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. For example on a Monday at midnight in Yangon , it will be: New York (Eastern Standard) 1230 hours on Monday London (GMT) 1730 hours on Monday Bangkok 0030 hours on...


MYANMAR IS VERY RICH IN NATURAL RESOURCES

Myanmar is very rich in natural resources like petroleum, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas and...


MEASUREMENTS IN MYANMAR

Common local unit of weight is peiktha (viss), which equals to 3.6 pounds. Most common unit of measure is feet and...


MANDALAY

Mandalay, the last capital of the Myanmar Kingdom is the cultural centre of the...


LITERACY IN MYANMAR

Literacy Rate in Myanmar is 83 per cent and life expectancy is 57...


LANGUAGE OF MYANMAR

Myanmar is the lingua franca. English is widely understood in cities like Yangon, Mandalay , Bagan, etc., Cantonese, Flukiness and Mandarin can also be used in the business circles...


HOSPITALITY IN MYANMAR

HOSPITALITY IN MYANMAR

Neighbors often drop by unannounced. Guests are expected to compliment the host's house and/or kids. They are then invited to dinner and offered the best hospitality the host's family has to...


ELECTRICITY IN MYANMAR

The voltage throughout Myanmar is 220-230 Volts AC. Most of the international class hotels in Yangon have their own generators. However in other places, voltage varies greatly and power often goes out. Valuable or sensitive electronic equipment like stereos and computer should be protected with the appropriate electronic protection...



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The voltage throughout Myanmar is 220-230 Volts AC. Most of the international class hotels in Yangon have their own generators. However in other places, voltage varies greatly and power often goes out. Valuable or... ... More

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