Officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar; formerly known as Burma.
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma
Bagan Temples in the morning mist, Myanmar
Myanmar, Burma, Kengtung. An Akha woman wearing traditional costume with a headdress of silver and beads. | © John Warburton Lee
Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda), Yangon, Burma.
The ancient Kakku Pagodas, Shan State, Myanmar.
The Guinness Book of World Records names Painite as the rarest gem mineral on earth. Named after Arthur Pain, the gem’s English discoverer, Painite has so far only been found in Myanmar, Indonesia. Painite colours vary from pink to brown and like diamond Painite will appear a different colour when viewed from different angles. Very few Painite crystals are known to exist and even fewer have been cut into gemstones. As a result you can expect to pay around $ 1,800 per carat for Painite.
The magnificent "Kyaik-Tiyo" Pagoda is a stupa sits on top of a huge Boulder covered in gold leaf, which balances on the edge of a cliff at the top of Kyaikto Mountain. Kyaik-Tiyo is a place of pilgrimage for all Buddhists in Myanmar/Burma/. People say this rock keep the balance because of one single hair of the Buddha.
Monk in Myanmar - Guillaume Megevand