Myanmar (formerly Burma), is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.
- Best Time to Visit: November – February
- Capital: Naypyidaw
- Primary Language: Burmese
- Currency: Burmese Kyat
- Must Visit Places: Shwedagon Pagoda, Mount Popa, Shwezigon Pagoda, Pindaya Caves, Kandawgyi Lake, Mandalay Hill
- Must Try Food: Shan style Rice – Rice cooked with turmeric, freshwater fish and garlic oil