There are many interesting facts about Myanmar. Myanmar’s people and history is a glorious mishmash of settlers and invaders from all fronts.

  • Myanmar is also called Burma and it is legitimately called as Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
  • Jade, gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources are abundant in the country.
  • In 1948 Myanmar became an independent republic
  • 7 regions and 7 states and 67 districts are being comprised in the nation
  • The country lies between the tropic of cancer and equator
  • Oak, pine, bamboo, acacia, ironwood are some of the trees which are being widely covered as forest region
  • Major political parties are National League for Democracy and Union Solidatary and Development Party
  • Metric system of measurement is not being followed in the country which adds with other 2 countries Liberia and United States
  • Common local unit of weight is peiktha
  • Buddhist religion are being followed by majority of people which accounts to nearly 90%
  • Usage of credit cards are not being encouraged in the country . Tourists have to bring US dollars to spend during their visit
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  • Kyat is the national currency
  • Agriculture is the vertebrae of the motherland with rice as the major substance
  • Amusement of the people is the practice of chewing betel nut
  • Chinlone is the traditional dancing sport of the country
  • Myanmar general public are exceptionally gracious and hospitable in nature
  • Aung Sang Siu Kee is the popular opposition leader  who was under house arrest for 11 years
  • Yellow thanaka powder on people’s face is a cosmetic powder which acts as acne and sunscreen lotion
  • You have to blow kiss if you have to call a waiter’s attention in a restaurant.
  • Longyis are the common costume of the men all over the country
  • Kayan long necked women are common visible at Inle lake
  • No coins are being used in the country and only notes
  • Burmese New Year falls on April in every year
  • Thingyan water throwing festival, the Bo tree watering festival , the Tipitaka scriptural examination of monks, Robe offering festival, Equestrian festival are some of the festivals being celebrated in the country
  • Naypyidaw is the capital of Myanmar
  • Tiger is the national animal
  • Burmese Peacock is the national bird
  • Padauk is the national flower
  • The national flag was introduced in the year 2008 with horizontal stripes of yellow, green, red with a 5 pointed white star.
  • Colour symbolizes peace, courage, solidarity.
  • Yangon,  Bagan, Mandalay, Inle  lake, Naypyidaw, Bago are some of the destinations in the country as vacationer destination mark.
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  • Plumpness is gazed as the sign of health which is  otherwise called as based on overweight
  • Green tea is a major item supplement with meal in every family
  • Boxing is a sport which is widely played throughout the  country
  • Monday, Friday and birthdays are the days in which people have belief and won’t do their hair cuts
  • Barma is the largest tribe in the country
  • Taukkyan cemetery is one among the three of the world war II cemetery
  • Wine making is a in style industry in the country
  • India,  Bangladesh, Thailand, China and Laos are some of the countries which boundary with the  country
  • Irrawaddy river is the main geographic attribute of Myanmar
  • There is  no surnames for the Burmese
  • Book of Sacred Buddhist text which consists of polished marble is in Myanmar which is witnessed to be world’s biggest book
  • Taiwan and Myanmar flags are akin to each other
  • Drinking tea is a popular drink in Myanmar
  • Laphet thote is a popular snacks in the country
  • Mandalay is the second largest city with 4 bridges being constructed.
  • Golden leaves are being produced as a contribution for Buddha in the Mahamuni temple in Mandalay city
  • Myanmar is called as “The Golden country” or “The country of Golden pagodas”
  • Snub nosed monkeys are only one of its kind monkey which lives in Myanmar
  • Many small towns and monasteries are to be found in Myanmar as a pay tribute to  Buddha.

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