Myanmar

  • Myanmar at a glance

    Myanmar has been recognized as its progress in fighting hunger after the country dramatically slashed the number of hungry people by a 2015 deadline. Myanmar was one of 72 countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of hungry people, or bringing it below a five percent threshold. Myanmar was also among 29 countries to meet the more..

  • Climate in Myanmar

    Climate in Myanmar can be described as tropical monsoon climate. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes it sometimes feel quite uncomfortable. The annual average temperature ranges from 22°C to 27°C year-round.

  • Myanmar's topography

    Myanmar terrain is lowering from north to south, mountains and plateaus in the north and plains in the south. Myanmar's main geographical features can be divided into four categories: highlands in the east, mountains in the west, plains in the central and coastal in Rakhine.

  • Transportation in Myanmar

    Larger towns in Myanmar offer a variety of city buses, bicycle rickshaws or trishaws, horse carts, ox carts, vintage taxis, more modern little three-wheelers somewhat akin to Thai tuk-tuks, tiny four-wheeled 'blue taxi' Mazdas and modern Japanese pick-up trucks. Small towns rely heavily on horse carts and trishaws as the main mode of local transport. However, in big cities public buses take..