Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar resides in Southeast Asia and borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Myanmar is a staple for Asian travel tourism - and its proximity to destinations such as Thailand only enhances its popularity with those who wish to explore the Asian continent.
In 2017 Myanmar welcomed approximately 3.44 million visitors - an 18% increase on the previous year. The country offers a multitude of iconic cultural and architectural attractions, from the Shwedagon Pagoda in its capital, to the Shwenandaw Monastery in Mandalay. Ngapali is home to some of the country's top resorts, and its beaches of white sands are increasingly popular with leisure travellers. For adventurers, the ancient city of Bagan is home to countless historical Buddhist temples - many of which are hundreds of years old.
Myanmar has a healthy export trade, with the bulk of transactions revolving around petroleum gas and minerals. The country is famed for its rice production, which has shaped the landscape and is a staple component of the national diet. Clothing also features in Myanmar's most produced and exported commodities - with a particular focus on non-knit women's coats.
Its strong links with China and its improving relationships with surrounding and international countries means Myanmar is becoming a business destination for many looking to invest in the Asian market. As such, SilverDoor is investing in sourcing the best serviced apartments Myanmar has to offer to ensure our clients make the most of this incredible country.
Population: 53 million
Currency: Burmese kyat (MMK)
Dominant Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Time Zone: (UTC + 6:30)
Main Exports: Petroleum Gas, Agricultural products
Internet Domain: .mm
International Dial Code: +679