Country of the Week: Myanmar


Temple-filled Myanmar, with its rich cultural sights and such traditional viewpoints, is definitely an interesting country to explore. See more about it.
Other title(s): Union of Myanmar, Burma (old name)
Continent: Asia
Capital: Nay Pyi Taw
Most populous city: Yangon
Language(s): Burmese
Current political leader: President: Win Myint
Currency: Burmese kyat
National Costume: Longyi
Major Religions: Theravada Buddhism
National symbol: State Seal: The coat of arms or the state seal has two chinthe(mythical lions) facing opposite one another, and at its center is a map of Burma. Animal: White Elephant Bird: Green Peafowl Tree: Padauk tree
Famous landmark: Shwedagon Pagoda, Inle Lake, Sule Pagoda, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Mount Popa, Kyaik Pun Paya
Movies/series filmed: Burma Victory, The Road to Mandalay, A Maid of Mandalay
Famous people: Aung San Suu Kyi, Maha Bandula, Nay Chi Oo, Adrian Zaw, Thet Thet Thinn
Climate: The country's climate is categorized as a tropical one, with a moonsoon tagged to give it more distinction from other Southeast Asian climates. Because of this, the sun and rainfall both occur considerably. This leads to high humidity levels almost all year long.
Popular festivals: Ananda Pagoda Festival, Thingyan Water Festival, Taungbyone Nat Festival, Thadingyut Festival of Lights, Kachin Manaw Festival,