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  • Mystical Myanmar Overview

    Myanmar is officially called the Union of Myanmar and is located in Southeast Asia. The country is located on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea coast. Myanmar finds location at the crossroads of two greatest civilizations of Asia, India and China. A mystic land, Myanmar is still an…
  • Rangoon - The Golden City

    Rangoon is a city that offers the blend of Burmese, British, Indian and Chinese influences. Today known as Yangon, the city has served as the capital of Burma till 2005. The city is the main entry point to Myanmar and is still the commercial hub of the nation. The city…
  • Karaweik Palace - The Pride of Myanmar

    Located on the eastern shore of the Kandawgyi Royal Lake in the city of Yangon is the Karaweik Palace. The palace is an important landmark in the city. The architecture of the palace resembles the mythical creature Karaweik. The palace is used for hosting banquets and ceremonies.

  • Inle Lake and the floating village

    The Inle Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in Myanmar. The lake is about 22Km long and 10Km wide and is inhabited by various tribes. The Inle Lake is located in the heart of the Shan Plateau and is about 900 metres above the sea level. The lake is also…
  • Cruise down the Irrawaddy River

    The Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River flows from north to south Myanmar and is the largest and most important river of the country. The river begins at the meeting of the N'mai and Mali rivers and flows across the length of the country before it empties into the Andaman Sea.…
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Myanmar Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Rangoon

GEOGRAPHY

Located in southeastern Asia bordering the Indian Ocean shipping lines Myanmar owns a coastline of 1,930 km's. The country has a land area of 678,500 km².

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 50 Million. Muslims account for about 3.8% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical monsoon climate can be experienced in the low lands of Myanmar. Rain is a frequent factor with the effect of southwest monsoons from June to September and northeast monsoons from December to April. The average temperature varies from 20°C to 30°C based on the time of the year.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Burmese is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+6 1/2 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS
Independence Day : January 4th
Union Day : February 12th
Peasant's Day: March 2nd
Armed Forces Day : March 27th
May Day : May 1st
National Day: November 20th
Christmas Day : December 25th

Other calandars:
Myanmar New Year
Maha Thingyan

CURRENCY

Myanmar Kyat

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 191

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