Myanmar is also known as the Golden Land and Suvannabhumi. Golden Land originated from the beautiful country’s people, natural resources and diversity of landscape. When you visit Myanmar, your breathe will be taken away with the amazing scenery consisting of broad rice plains, forests, hills ,mountains, island, river valleys and the endless coastline on the Indian Ocean. In the far north is the tallest peak called Hkakabo Razi as well as the longest river called Ayeyarwaddy, which is the main supplier of water and serves as a transportation route for the country.
Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia, boasting a land area of over 676, 500 square kilometers. It shares borders with several countries including Thailand, China, Laos, India and Bangladesh and is enclosed by the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
There are over 47 million people in Myanmar and there are 135 ethnic groups who have their own languages, culture and dialects. They all live coexist peacefully, with 75 percent of the population living in rural areas. The official language is Myanmar with English being the second. English is used among the educated and other languages include Urdu, Cantonese, Mandarin and Hindustani.
The country is made up of mostly Buddhists however other religions include animists, Christians, Muslims and Hindus. The country respects each other’s religions and pilgrimages and a variety of churches are evident throughout the country with much tolerance. As Buddhism is the main religion, it has become tantamount within the Myanmar community regardless of the person’s religion. The people try to incorporate the basic principles of Buddhism in their daily lives and how they treat each other. Males and females have equal status and there is no discrimination in race or sex.