Myanmar (Burma)

Formerly Known as Burma..

CLIMATE AND WEATHER

Myanmar has three "seasons", namely

  • “Winter” season from mid of October to end of February with temperatures of 25-30 degrees Celsius in lower parts of Myanmar and 8-22 degrees in the mountains, where night temperatures might drop to 0 degrees.

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HISTORY

The first settlers to Burma 2500 years ago were Mon ethnic groups, followed later by the Pyu and later in the 10th century by the Burmese who still today present the majority of people.

The Mon had done trading with India and accepted Buddhism in the 3 century BC. In the era between 4th and 9th century AD, Pyu Kingdoms like Vishnu, Hanlin and Sri Khatra were established along Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) riverbanks.

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