MINGALARBAR!

Our traditional greeting in Myanmar, or Burma, is Mingalarbar. It means hello, welcome and, literally, “it’s a blessing”.

The country of Burma is vibrant with unique traditions and rich culture. Bordered to the East by Thailand, China and Laos and to the West by India and Bangladesh, Burma encompasses ranges of snowcapped mountains, beautiful unspoilt islands, peaceful stretches of golden sandy beaches, hill tribes, ancient temples and stunning pagodas. Burmese hospitality is excellent, sincere and quite unforgettable; even once you are back home after your visit to Burma you will remember our smiling faces and the warm welcome you received with us.

We really do have everything you could wish for as an explorer and traveller and this, above all, is why we would like to experience a holiday in the wonderful country of Burma.

If you are thinking of a holiday in Burma we can help make your trip a memorable one, please do not hesitate to contact us to start planning your holiday today.

Range of Services

  • Package and Foreign Independent Travel (FIT) tours
  • Tailor-made and custom built tours, to your specification
  • Meditation Tours
  • Trekking Tours
  • Eco Tours
  • Cultural Tours
  • Adventure Tours
  • Honeymoon Tours
  • Guide Services
  • River Cruise Tour (RV Pandaw Cruise, Road To Mandalay and Amara Cruise)
  • Scuba Diving / Yachting (at Island Archipelagoes)

About Burma

The civilization of Burma started in the 1st century with Pyu Kingdom (thayekhittaya), Beithano (Vishnu) and Hanlin.

The first Burmese Empire was founded by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century(144 AD) and had as its capital the city of Bagan. From this time the Buddhist religion grew and under the subsequent reign of King Anawrahta and other Bagan Kings , many Pagodas and Temples were built all over the country. At the end of 13th century, The Bagan Empire was destroyed by Mongols.

The second Empire was founded by King Bayint Naung with its capital Bago (Hamsawaddy) in 16th century (1556 AD).

The third Empire was founded by King Alaungpaya in 18th century (1752 AD).

In the 19th century, the Empire was invaded three times by the British and in 1885 the whole country of Burma was under the control of the British Empire. Burma regained its independence on 4th January 1948, after the Second World War.

View Wikipedia article on Burma…

Geography

Burma is a south-east Asian country and is situated between N. lat. 9 3 28*31 and E. long.92*1 & 1 1*11 covering an area approx. 261228sq.mile (676577 sq.km). It is an elongated piece of land, 13 miles from north to south and, 575 miles (925 Km) from east to west. The coastline of Burma is a total length of 176 miles(2832 Km) starting from the southern tip of Bangladesh up to Victoria point. The neighboring countries are Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

People

Burma is a union of 135 different races. The major races are Bamar, Chin, Kachin, Shan, kayah, Kayin, Mon and Rakhine. The Burmese population is over 56 million, with the majority – over 70 per cent – being Bamar.

Languages

The official language of the country is Burmese, but English is widely spoken and understood.  All the nationals and ethnic tribal groups speak their own languages and dialects.

Cultures

The influence of two of the great civilisations bordering Burma, namely India and China, are strong and this is evidenced throughout the country and culture.

Religion

Around 89 per cent of Burmese people are Buddhist, with the remainder following Christian, Hindu, Islam and Animist religions.

Read more from the CIA World Factbook…

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