Ten fun facts about Myanmar


Fact 1
Myanmar has a rich topography. Except for a desert it has almost every habitat right from its northern snow capped Alpine mountains to the tropical forests in the south.

Fact 2
This is probably one of the few countries in the world where your health is judged by how overweight you are. Plumpness is regarded as a sign of health.

Fact 3
Rice is more than a staple diet in Myanmar. It is served with every single meal and will be on your plate with a side dish of fish, curry, chicken and fish/ noodle soup. Green tea also is an accompaniment of every Burmese meal.


Fact 4
Betel nut is vastly popular in the country and people will chew on it right through all their waking hours.

Fact 5
Boxing is a sport that is played right across Myanmar. However it is played via very different rules and is very violent. In this form of boxing, the one who draws blood first is the victor.

Fact 6
There is a widespread superstition around cutting hair in this country. No one cuts their hair on a Monday, Friday or their Birthday. That sure cuts out a lot of business days for barber shops.

Fact 7
Myanmar has over 135 ethnic tribes and “Barma” is the largest one. Around 68 percent of the population is Barmese.

Fact 8
During the British rule, it was the richest South East Asian country.

Fact 9
Myanmar is home to one of three largest World War II cemeteries- the Taukkyan cemetery.

Fact 10
It is a little known fact that wine-making is a popular industry in this country. There is Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Late Wine and Inle Valley White Wine amongst a horde of other wines.


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Short about Myanmar
Is a sovereign state located in Southeast Asia and used to be known as Burma before.


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Population
51,419,420

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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