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Burma (Myanmar) Holidays

Burma (Myanmar) Holidays

With its fascinating ethnic diversity, a landscape stretching from the Indian Ocean to the high Himalaya and a stunning abundance of gilded temples and monuments, Burma has some of the strongest draws of any travel destination.

  • Capital city: Naypyidaw
  • Arrival airport: Yangon International Airport
  • Population: 51,486,253 (2015 est)
  • Area of country: 261,227 sq mi / 676,578 km2 (roughly the size of France and Belgium combined)
  • Currency: Kyat
  • Time difference: GMT plus 6.5 hours
  • Popular dishe/s: Mohinga (light, curried, fish noodle soup)
  • Popular drink/s: Lahpet (fermented tea) and palm toddy
  • Power supply: 230v, 50hz AC
  • Sockets: Two-pronged round or flat
  • Official language: Burmese
  • Religion: Buddhism - 89%, Christianity - 4%, Muslim - 4%, Hinduism - 1%
  • Visa: British nationals require a visa to enter Burma which must be obtained in advance. All clients booked on a Mountain Kingdoms holiday receive detailed information and advice about obtaining a visa.
  • Did you Know: The crown at the very top of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon is tipped with 5,448 diamonds and 2,317 rubies. The very top (the diamond bud) is tipped with a 76 carat diamond making the Shwedagon Pagoda even more magnificent. In fact, Myanmar produces 90% of the worlds rubies... Located in the north of Mandalay is the "Valley of Rubies" where rubies are abundant.
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