An Essay About Myanmar Country

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Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordering Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Myanmar's total area of 1 930 km (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The 2014 census of the country revealed a much smaller population than expected, with 51 million people registered. Myanmar has an area of 676,578 square kilometers (261,227 square miles). Its capital is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon (Rangoon). The earliest civilizations in Myanmar included Pyu speaking city states speaking Tibetan and Burmese in Upper Burma and the Mon kingdoms in Lower Burma. In the ninth century, the Bamar entered the Upper Irrawaddy Valley and, after the establishment of Pagano Kingdom in the early 1050s, Theravada language, culture and…show more content…
Myanmar Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Saw Lwin, said the government receives a significant percentage of revenue from tourism services in the private sector. The most popular tourist destinations available in Myanmar include major cities like Yangon and Mandalay; religious sites in Mon, Pindaya, Bago and Hpa-An; nature trails in Inle Lake, Kengtung, Putao, Pyin Oo Lwin; ancient cities such as Bagan and Mrauk-U; as well as the beaches of Nabule, Ngapali, Ngwe-Saung, Mergui. However, much of the country is out of reach of tourists, and interactions between foreigners and the people of Myanmar, especially in border areas, are subject to police scrutiny. They should not discuss politics with foreigners, under penalty of imprisonment and, in 2001, the Myanmar Tourist Board issued an order for local authorities to protect tourists and limit "unnecessary contacts" between foreigners and the Burmese.

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