9 Interesting Facts about Myanmar, the Land of a Thousand Pagodas in Southeast Asia

9 Interesting Facts about Myanmar, the Land of a Thousand Pagodas in Southeast Asia

Myanmar is a country located in Southeast Asia with an area of ​​676,575 sq km. The country with its capital city in Naypyidaw is directly bordered by India and Bangladesh in the west, Thailand, and Laos in the east, and China in the north.

Not only pagodas, but this country also turns out to have many other interesting things, you know. From sports, and clothing, to the habits of the people. Surely you are curious about this one country? If so, just take a look at the summary of information below.

  1. The green color of the Myanmar flag means peace, the yellow color means solidarity, and the red color means courage
  2. Myanmar has a traditional dress similar to a sarong called longyi. Longyi is worn by both men and women
  3. Kayan women have a tradition of wearing a large gold ring around their neck which is said to symbolize beauty
  4. Myanmar is one of three countries in the world that does not use the metric system
  5. The people of Myanmar also have a habit of chewing betel, you know. This habit is still carried out by most the people
  6. Chinlone is a traditional Myanmar sport that uses a ball made of woven rattan
  7. Myanmar also has 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Bagan and the Ancient City of Pyu
  8. Did you know that Myanmar is also known as the largest ruby-producing country in the world?
  9. Thanaka is a natural Myanmar cosmetic that functions to treat and protect the skin

How, very interesting is not this one country? There are many, you know, other interesting facts from Myanmar that you can know when exploring this country firsthand.