Interesting facts about myanmar

Those who know Myanmar also know very well that this country was once known as Burma. The name of the capital of this country also changed, which was sometimes Rangoon and sometimes Yangon. Now its capital is Napidaida. 30 interesting facts about Myanmar are mentioned in this article.

By the way, do any of you remember that song in the voice of Shamshad Begum, Mera Piya Gaye Rangoon-Kiya Hai Telephone from there. Your memories are disturbing, sets fire on Jia. A song that is as earful as it is to listen, tells the story of the pain of the migrants of that era.

However, today Myanmar is slowly but steadily moving towards democratic maturity. Aang San Suu Kyi, a leader there, is moving forward with inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. The leader known as ‘The Lady’ has been given the Nobel Prize for Peace.

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FACT NO. 1

Shamshad Begum’s song Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon in the 1949 film Patanga is still on the tongue of Indians, it is a different matter that the younger generation will remember the remix more than the actual song. But there was a time when Indians knew only Rangoon in the name of foreign countries.

FACT NO. 2

Centuries ago, it started with the indentured laborers who were sent there by the British government, but leave Rangoon today, hardly any people of the country know about any city in Myanmar. Let’s know, interesting things about a country where the history of India also resides.

FACT NO. 3

This is the same Burmese where the first organized fight for Indian independence, the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, the leader of the 1857 war, was imprisoned and buried here. Years later, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was imprisoned in same Burma. The jails of Rangoon and Mandalay bear testimony to the sacrifices of countless freedom fighters even today.

FACT NO. 4

Su is pronounced Y in the Burmese language. Hence the correct pronunciation is Myanma. Its old English name was Burma, which was named after the most dominant Bama caste here. Its capital is Napeedaw and the largest city is Yangon, the former capital of the country, whose former name was Rangoon.

FACT NO. 5

Myanmar (Burma) and Yangon (Yangon): 1824–1948, it was renamed Burma under British rule. After independence in 1948, the military rule came into force here in 1962. In 1989, under the same military rule, the name Burma was changed to Myanmar while Rangoon was changed to Yangon.

FACT NO. 6

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In 2006, the official name Myanmar was adopted by the United Nations. Although the world still knows it by both names.

FACT NO. 7

In the year 2010, the military rule of the country took steps towards reforms after half a century of rule and with this, the name of Gunja Aung San Suu Kyi was discussed. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest for 15 years. In the 2012 by-election, Suu Kyi’s party won 43 out of 45 seats, and became a Member of Parliament herself.

FACT NO. 8

His National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in the last November eight general elections. Soo Chi chose the next President of the country.

FACT NO. 9

Suu Kyi’s mother Dow Khin Yi was the ambassador to India. Su Chi has studied at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi and spent some time in 1987 as a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla.

FACT NO. 10

Apart from Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s name recently came under controversy when the country’s majority Buddhist population started attacking Rohingya Muslims.

FACT NO. 11

Following the end of military rule in Myanmar in 2011, there were widespread riots between Buddhist and Muslim religious followers, killing around 200 people. Because of this, more than one lakh 40 thousand Rohingya Muslims were forced to leave the country.

FACT NO. 12

The Rohingya are considered to be of Indo Aryan species. They are native to the Raken province of Myanmar. They speak the Rohingya language. Some historians claim that they are Muslims and came from Bengal during the British rule in Myanmar. Some came after the independence of Myanmar in 1948 and some after the Bangladesh war in 1971. There are about 11 lakh Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

FACT NO. 13

The military rulers of Burma took away all the rights of citizens from them on the basis of the citizenship law of 1982. These people believe in Sunni Islam. The story of persecution and vandalism in Myanmar was discussed worldwide. Institutions like the United Nations, Amnesty International have been blaming Myanmar’s governments for the malevolent conditions of the Rohingya people.

FACT NO. 14

The Modi government responded to their action a few months ago by allowing Indian security forces to attack alleged extremist camps across the border, including the guerrilla fighters of NSCN (Khaplang) and KYCL. With this action, Myanmar’s name got covered in Indian media.

FACT NO. 15

There are many interesting things about Myanmar apart from the political system, which you need to know. So how late? Click ahead and learn immediately what those things are …

FACT NO. 16

Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia, with a total area of ​​6,78,500 square kilometers. Myanmar is the fourth largest country in the world. Its northwestern borders meet Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, and Chittagong province of Bangladesh in India.

FACT NO. 17

The metric system is not used to measure in Myanmar. Only three countries of the world have not adopted this process, which includes Myanmar, United Nations, and Liberia.

FACT NO. 18

The long neck of women is considered a sign of beauty among the people of the Kayan, a minority tribe on the Thai-Burmese border. Women here also give special importance to this matter. To make the neck long and attractive, from the age of five years, the exercise of extending the neck begins. Brass rings are worn around the neck.

FACT NO. 19

In 2012, the New York Times released a list of such places on Earth that should be visited at any cost. In this list, Myanmar was placed at number three.

FACT NO. 20

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The largest book in the world is in Myanmar itself. The pages of each page are of stone. This book contains 1460 pages containing sacred Buddhist words. Each page is polished marble. Its length is 1.5 meters, width 1 meter and thickness is 12.7 centimeters.

FACT NO. 21

Between 1974 and 2010, Myanmar’s national flag was almost the same as Taiwan. At the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008, Taiwanese fans used it to support their athletes. This was done because Taiwan’s flag is banned in China.

FACT NO. 22

Tea in Myanmar is as famous as in India. The citizens of Myanmar like to have tea with milk and sugar. He also chews tea leaves with garlic and salt.

FACT NO. 23

The price of food in Myanmar is extremely low. You can have dinner in any snack bar or cafe for 10-15 rupees. If you want to eat at a better place then you can eat in Yangon or Mandalay for 60-70 rupees.

FACT NO. 24

In Burmese cuisine, you will find a mixture of China and India. The local food is very spicy. Traditional Burmese dishes include mohinga (rice with fish and orange juice) and onnokousae (noodles cooked in coconut milk, sometimes with chicken).

FACT NO. 25

Mingan Bell: Although this area is very small, its fame is because here is the biggest hour in the world at a religious place.

FACT NO. 26

More than 10,000 grand temples were built 900 years ago in Baigan, an ancient city in Myanmar (Burma). The Pagan rulers built more than 10,000 Buddhist temples in Baigan. The temples were built between the 11th century and the 13th century.

FACT NO. 27

Buddhism is the main religion of Myanmar. The number of Buddhists here is 89% of the total population. After this, Muslims are 4% and Christians are 4%.

FACT NO. 28

Big credit cards are also not accepted in the country, so it would be better to carry some cash for yourself.

FACT NO. 29

Myanmar was the richest country in Southeast Asia under British rule.

FACT NO. 30

You will be able to go to Myanmar by road in a few days. A 3200 km 4 lane highway connecting India, Myanmar, and Thailand is under construction. The route of this highway will start from Guwahati and pass through Mandalay to Yangon. After this, it will add soot in Thailand. The first phase between Guwahati to Mandalay will be completed by 2016.

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