'The first inhabitants of the world.' That is what the name Myanmar means, and it is what the Myanmars symbolically consider themselves to be. According to the history-mythology of the country, Myanmar's kings were descendants of the Buddha's family. They called their people Brahma. The word has taken many forms in past centuries - Mramma, Bamma, Mien, Burma, Myanmar - but always with the same meaning. Even today, Burma, now called Myanmar, is still half-hidden from foreign eyes, a remote and little known country; but still the biggest country in Southeast Asia.
Myanmar is far from the easiest or most comfortable country in Asia to visit, but it has some magical sights, incredibly friendly ...Read More