• Welcome to the Golden Land

      Myanmar is known as the Golden Land by many foreign countries. Due to rich cultural heritage from time to time, and also because of the religious believes, the country has many golden pagodas all over the country. Many Myanmar kings and queens had donated gold to pagodas they had built for worship. Queen Shin Saw Pu was the first to gild the Shwe Dagon Pagoda with sold weighing about 40kg. The pagodas are usually named with 'Shwe' which means gold or golden in Myanmar.

Before you Come

     Getting to Myanmar Yangon International Airport (Mingalardon Airport) and Mandalay International Airport are the main International Airports in Myanmar. Air Mandalay operates Yangon - Chiang Mai - Yangon flights. For further information, you can view the Airline Offices in Myanmar.

Introduction to MYANMAR

     Myanmar has a long and complex history. Many people have lived in the region and the history began. The first identifiable civilization is that of the Mon. The Mon probably began migrating into the area in about 300 BC, and their first kingdom Suwarnabhumi, was founded around the port of Thaton in about 300 BC.

When is the best time to visit Myanmar?

     The best time to visit Myanmar is between mid October and March, when there is less chance of rain(if at all) and it is not so hot. April to May brings intense heat while June to September is the rainy season in Myanmar. For example, during the wet season, it rains about 5 days a week in Yangon, 2 days in Mandalay and about 3 days in a week in Inlay Lake.

The People

     Myanmar is union of over 100 national races with their own dialects and traditions. The major races are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. The name Myanmar embraces all the nationalities. The population of Myanmar is over 60 million with the Bamar, the majority race, making up about 70 percent. The National Land Marks Garden is located on Thaik Chaung Road near Yezin Dam in Zayarthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. It has over (400) acres. The Land Mark structures of the national races and their customs. The booths at the Garden reflect the cultural heritage of the national people and foster the Union Spirit. Moreover, the garden proves the long time existence of the Union. National Races Village was constructed by Ministry of Border Affairs is situated in Tharketa Township, on the left of Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge in Yangon.

When you arrive

     To promote travels and tourism in the country, the Myanmar Government eases visa processing for the foreign visitors. You can easily obtain Myanmar visa from.

Introduction to FESTIVALS AND MAJOR EVENTS

     Myanmar is a Land of Festivals: a festival for every month of the year. Most festivals are cultural and religious. Majority is nation-wide celebrated while a few are distinctly regional.

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GUEST'S FEEDBACK

*This trip was fantastic ! The programe was rich and we had been very nice and interesting places.The organization is excellence ! This country was the 73rd where I was .I would say this two weeks is unforgettable.
Ms.Soltesz Katalin From 17.10.2009 to 28.10.2009(Stay Period) kpt.soltesz@gmail.com
* There are no words from us to describe all the wonderful and beautiful places that we visited. Burma or Myanmar is the most colorful country that we had seen so far. We will be back.
Rafel Perez and Ibsen Perez USA chinoperezquerra@hotmail.com
* Very nice trip in beautiful country. I hope I will comeback to Myanmar.
Mr. Jose Roman Mexico romanfonseca@hotmail.com

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