Myanmar - the country of Vantaa
Myanmar is located in western Indochina. In Sanskrit, the country
name means "strong, brave," and the whole is called the Union of
Myanmar. Because the country has many Chinese Buddhist temples and
pagodas, it is said to be the "country of Vantaa." Myanmar occupies
an area of 676,580 square kilometers, and has a population of about
52 million, with a total of 135 ethnic troups, with Burmese
accounting for about 65% of the total population. Others include
Karen, Shan, Kachin, and so on. Residents are Buddhist. Burmese is
the official language, English is also spoken. Kyat is the currency.
The capital is Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Taw).
The flag is red. There are dark blue rectangles on the top left;
inside is the white logo of the ear and 14 gear teeth, symbols of
agriculture and industry, respectively. There are 14 stars around
the outside gear, on behalf of the country's 14 provinces or states.
Red symbolizes courage, white symbolizes purity, and dark blue
In 1044, formed as a unified country, with three feudal dynasties.
In the 19th century, the British invaded Burma and waged three wars
in their occupation. In 1886, Myanmar is divided into a province of
British India. In 1957, Burma is separated from British India by
British direct rule. In May 1942, Myanmar was occupied by Japan. A
May 1945 uprising attempted the country's total independence, but
then fell under the control of the United Kingdom. On January 4,
1948, Myanmar declared independence from the Commonwealth,
establishing the Union of Myanmar.
Economic and Cultural Customs
Myanmar's economy is dominated by agriculture, and rice is the main
food crop. Myanmar is a forest kingdom and is the world's largest
teak producing country. The Burmese ruby is among the world's most
Myanmar's classical dance is distinctive, mainly involving hand
and foot, head, and waist action. When the eyes and facial
expression turn, applaud. The dance is a traditional women's oil
lamp dance. Theaters always turn off the lights, so that dancers
whose hands hold oil lights can be unpredictable in the dark,
producing a dance of magical, wonderful charm. Myanmar people like
to wear the traditional ethnic clothing. Young and old pants are
made of a cotton cloth (Sharon). Men tie a knot in front, while
women's pants are tied on the waist side. Woman walking with weight
on top of their head is still everywhere in the markets.
Myanmar Pakistani woman with long-neck people are known in the
United States. Five-year-old girls from Pakistan begin to wear the
first copper ring, with the side of the copper ring to increase
every three years. Men often use neck length as an important
criterion when selecting a woman for marriage. Buddhist families
send boys into the temple when there is a need for novices, the
experience of living with retreat, or can not marry.
Burmese men and women alike have no surname. They usually use
their own name before the crown, with a title to indicate gender,
seniority, social status and differences in rank. Men generally call
themselves "appearance" to elders or respectable persons, or "Wu."
To equals or young persons, they called themselves "Guo." Women are
usually called "Mary," while respected older women, whether married
or unmarried, are called "Du."
Sepak takraw is one of the people of Myanmar's most loved
national sports. It has been changed from a recreational activity
into a formal sporting event.
Yangon Shwedagon Pagoda
This pagoda is on par with Indonesia's "Borobudur" tower and
Cambodia's "Angkor Wat." The lake is located in the capital of the
North Yin Ya holy mountains. The highest point of Yangon was built
in AD 585; the legend of the tower concerns possession of Sakyamuni
Buddha. The tower is 99.36 m tall, with a base circumference of
2285.2 meters. The tower is built like a golden parachute,it looks
like a giant bell buckle on the ground, its whole body covered with
more than 1,000 sheets of pure gold, up to seven tons of gold
glowing in sunshine. The main tower on the top of the hood canopy is
inlaid with more than 5,000 diamonds and more than 100 other kinds
of stones. The tower and golden bell are hung with more than 1,000
silver bells, moved by the wind, Jinsheng Yu-Zhen, so that the
listener has new music every days.