Formerly Burma, Myanmar is a state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, and Thailand. It has a total land area of about 678,034 square kilometers.

Yangon, the country’s largest city, is home to one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, the Shwedagon Pagoda. The city of Bagan, on the other hand, is where you can experience the “thousand pagodas” of Myanmar.

Bagan Archaeological Zone, Mandalay, Myanmar
Bagan Archaeological Zone, Mandalay, Myanmar | Bigstock Photo

Key Facts About Myanmar

Location Located in Southeast Asia; Bordered on the north and north-east by China, on the east and south-east by Laos and Thailand.
CurrencyMyanmar Kyat
Currency Conversion1MMK = 0.00065USD
ClimateGenerally tropical
Population54 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Buddhists
LanguageBurmese is the Official Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Myanmar

  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Inle Lake
  • Temples of Bagan
  • Reclining Buddha in Yangon
  • Golden Rock
  • Amarapura and U-Bein Bridge
  • Mount Popa Monastery
  • Mrauk U
  • Ngapali
  • Shwenandaw Monastery
  • Shwemawdaw Paya
  • Mandalay Royal Palace
  • Mandalay Hill
  • Bogyoke Aung San Museum