Myanmar lies at the crossroads
of Asia’s two greatest civilizations, China and India. Rangoon (Yangon ) is
the capital city, but the new capital is moving to the city of Naypyidaw.
Before 1989 Myanmar was known under different names: Suvarnabhumi, Bermah,
and Burma. It was well known for its ancient archaeology and rich culture.
Myanmar stretches from the islands of the Andaman Sea in the south, right up
into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range, giving a variety of marvelous
people and enriched nature.
There are seven states and
seven divisions in Myanmar. The divisions are Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway,
Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Yangon and the states are Chin State, Kachin
State, Kayin State, Kayah State, Mon State, Rakhine State and Shan State.
4th January 1948 is the Independence Day of Myanmar. Over 40 foreign
missions all over the world, including Embassies, and Consulate Generals
hold their Offices in the country. Kyats are the currency here. Yangon
International Airport and Mandalay International Airport serve as the main
airports of Myanmar.
East longitude 96 13'nd North Latitude 16 45'run through Yangon, or Rangoon
the capital of Myanmar. The country covers an area of 677,000 square
kilometers (261,228 square miles) ranging 936 kilometers (581 miles) from
the east to west and 2051 kilometers (1275 miles)..........
The climate of Myanmar is roughly divided into
three seasons: Summer, Rainy Season, and Winter Season. From the end of
February to the beginning of May are Summer months, with highest
temperatures during March and April in Central Myanmar up to above 110F
been extinguished the popular street-level culture is vibrant and thriving.
Drama is the mainstay of this culture, and just about any celebration is a
good excuse for a pwe (show). Performances may recount Buddhist legends, or
be more light-hearted entertainments involving slapstickcomedy,...........
Myanmar has a long and complex history. Many peoples have lived in this
region in the course of its history. The first identifiable civilization is
that of the Mon. The Mon probably began migrating into the area in about 300
BC, and their first kingdom Suwarnabhumi, was founded around the port of
Thaton in about 300 BC..........