Country information

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. It is the largest country by area in Mainland Southeast Asia, and had a population of about 54 million in 2017. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos and Thailand to its east and southeast, and the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal to its south and southwest. The country gained independence from Britain in 1948 While Thailand, Japan, and China are famous all over the world, just a small number of tourists know about the mysterious country of Myanmar.

This destination attracts travelers of many untouched hidden natural beauties, diverse cuisine, captivating culture, and the hospitality of Burmese. The long beaches in the paradise of Ngapali, sacred temples with distinctive golden architectures in Yangon, the ancient ruins of Bagan, and the magnificent sunset moment in Inle Lake, all those things will take your breath away. Join us to learn the basics about this country to be more confident in planning your upcoming trip.


Official Name:
The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar
Population:55,238,377 (12th Oct 2022)
People:Bamar 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
Language:Myanmar (Bamar)
Currency:Kyat (MMK)
Time Zone:GMT + 6:30 Hours
International Dialing Code:+95
Myanmar Travel Map

Most famous cities in Myanmar

Yangon Shwedagon pagoda


The city of colonial-era buildings
Bagan Anada temple


Breathtalking sunrises, sunsets and epic scenery
Mandalay hot air balloons over bagan delta


The Ancient Burmese kingdom
Inle lake traditional fisherman

Inle Lake

Highlight of floating life
Ngapali beach


Wild Sea, wild me

Good to Know

Weather & Climate

Myanmar has three distinct seasons: cold-dry season (November-February), hot-dry season (March-April), and wet season (May-October). Due to crowds in the cold-dry season, rainy season may be the ideal time to visit!