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Myanmar is located in southeast Asia between Thailand, China and India. Due to its rapid changes and openess, many see it as the next frontier of business opportunities. CNN and Lonely Planet chose Myanmar as the world's number 2 best destinations 2012. Being the 40th largest country and 25th most populated, Myanmar has so much room for growth. We, together with President U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, welcome you all with open arms to travel or to invest in Myanmar. View our slideshows.

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Myanmar is now officially called Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Birmanie, Burma, Bermah, Burmah, Birmania, Birma, or whatever the name it was... it has always been Golden Land, because of glittering golden regligious buildings everywhere. Myanmar's culture can be seen as a mixture of the neighboring China, India, and Thailand, resulting a unique lifestyle which you will be happy get experienced. Welcome to Myanmar!

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If you are applying Myanmar visa, 'Visa on Arrival' is available now, except for 'tourist visa'. Let us refer you official Myanmar Immigration Department's web site.

Yangon, The founding story of Shwedagon reaches back to the days of the Enlightenment of Gaudama Buddha when He discovered the cause of universal suffering and the way to its elimination. It was on the 49th day after the Enlightenment when two brothers, Taphussa and Bhallika, merchants from Ukkalapa in the land of Mon people in Lower Myanmar, came before Buddha. A nat (spirit) who had been the mother of the two brothers in a previous existence had guided them to the Buddha. The brothers offered honey cakes. After Buddha had eaten the cakes, the brothers asked for gift. Buddha passed His hand over His head and, obtaining eight Hairs, gave them to the brothers. Buddha, perceiving that the three previous Buddhas had caused their possessions to be enshrined in a pagoda on Singuttara hill in the country ... More on: Yangon

Mandalay, as the center of Myanmar culture, was outstanding in the past, it holds the stage now; and it will continue to be a place of pride in the future. It is situated about 600 kilometers north of Yangon on the Ayeyarwaddy river, is, with about half a Million inhabitants Myanmar's second largest city. Mandalay is the historical old capital, a capital of Myanmar culture, Buddhist Sasana and Myanmar traditional arts and crafts, with the life span of one hundred and forty two years, a city which abounds in historical sites, cultural memorials and Buddhist edifices. Accordingly, it is the richest historical landmark next to Bagan.Despite the wonderful sound of its name, inviting associations to an archaic fairy tale kingdom, Mandalay is neither very old nor particularly beautiful. But Mandalay was the capital of the last, independent Burmese... More on: Mandalay

Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian Era. It lies on the bend of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Bagan can be marked to have started with King Anawrahta. He ascended the throne of Bagan in 1044. At that time, the kingdom was under the Mahayana religion. After Shin Arahan's arrival to Bagan, it converted to Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar. It was said to be that each and every household was able to donate an enshrined Pagoda, because of their faith in Buddhism believe and also because of their wealth. The great Shwezigon was one of King Anawrahta's donation during his time. Horse carts are popular ways travelling around Bagan in Myanmar. Visitors can also hire bicycles at some hotels and guest houses to roam around. The charges are taken per hour service. Ferry boats can also be hired to flow in the ... More on: Bagan

Inle Lake is 22km long and about 11km wide. The lake is at 1328 metres above sea level in Myanamr. Inle is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Shan State. The lake is full of floating vegetations and houses. The lake dwellers are one-legged rowers. They are well-known for it. They are called as "Inthar" meaning people of the lake. There are about 18 villages around the lake. They are Buddhist and about a hundred Buddhist monasteries can be found. A lot small pagodas can be found too. The floating water hyacinth are the major products of this region in Myanmar. Many hand made products such as bags, baskets are made from water hyacinth. Other vegetations are tomatoes, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, eggplant, garlic, onion, betel, melon, papaya and banana. Some villagers also grow rice. The Inthars also make ... More on: Inle

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Myanmar and USA

Friendship between Myanmar and United States governments started since 1800s, when King Mindon sent a message of friendship from King Mindon (1808-78) to U.S. President Buchanan.

There are a number of Myanmar-American communities in the United States: America Burma Buddhist Association, Aung Yadana Monastery Burmese American Science and Engineering Society-Southern California, Burmese American Professionals Society, Burmese Association at Southern California Burmese Association in Ohio (BAIO), Burmese Buddhist Association, Burma Buddhist Monastery, Burmese Christian Fellowship (BCF) Los Angeles - California, Myanmar Charity Group, Monland Restoration Council - Fort Wayne, Myanmar Community USA, New Strength Foundation, Sitagu Buddhist Vihara, The Myanmar American Medical Education Society, Thanti-Thitsar Vipassana, Burmese American Association of Texas (BAAT), Theravada Buddhist Society of America, Half Moon Bay, Myanmar Association Hawaii, Thingyan Association of Burmese Arts and Culture, Progressive Buddhist Association, Chanmyay Satipatthana Vihara. CONTACT: Myanmar Embassy, 2300 S-Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA. Tel: (+1)(202)332-3344

The earliest primates known today as Pondaung Man, resided in Pondaung, northern Myanmar about 40 million years ago. After those era, many city states emerged, and then came the 3 empires. The First Myanmar Empire (AD 1044) founded after King Anawrahtar organized the whole country into a single sovereign. Founding of the Second Myanmar Empire was in AD 1287, at Hantharwaddy (Bago) Dynasty. The last empire was in AD 1752 founded by the Konbaung Dynasty. Though many years passed away, you will find the country remains unspoiled unlike any destination you might have been. Visiting this living paradise will give you an experience of a life time.

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This Win Myanmar Systems 4.80 CD contains 86 Myanmar fonts, and 1 of them is totally FREE. Download Myanmar font (WinInnwa4) First developed 21 years ago, and they have are now de facto standard throughout Myanmar, and Myanmar communities worldwide. Click here to download Myanmar Unicode font (WinInnwa5).

Myanmar Flights: How to get there

There still are few international airlines flying to Myanmar. Thai Airways (of Star Alliance), Air Asia, and Myanmar Airways International (MAI) are most popular. Other international airlines to Myanmar are Bangkok Airways, Silk Air, China Airlines, Air China, Air Mandalay, Air India, Vietnam Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, and Malaysia Airlines.

Domestic airlines in Myanmar are Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways, Air Bagan, Asian Wings Air, Myanma Airways, and Air KBZ.

For further information, please see our travel section.

Myanmar Facts:

Capital: Naypyitaw
Economic Capital: Yangon
Dialing code: +95
Population: 50.02 million
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
Official language: Myanmar
Weather: tropical climate.
Temperature: minimum 22.6 / maximum 32.3°C
Surface area: 676,578 square kilometres
GDP: US$ 18.989 billions
GDP per capita: US$ 379.6 (2009)
Tourist Arrival: 243,000 (2010)
Time Zone: GMT+6:30
Tele-Density: 2.1%
Internet Users: 0.2%
Urban population: 33.7% (2010)
Male:Female ratio: 95.4:100
Forested area: 49.6%

* REF: statistics by http://data.un.org

 
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