Myanmar people speak Burmese although quite a few can also speak English. The vast majority of Myanmar people (about 88%) are Buddhist with a minority of Christian, Muslim and Hindu.
Myanmar has three “seasons”: Hot Season – March to mid-May with average temperatures 25-38 C Rainy Season – mid-May to September with average temperatures 23-33 C. “Winter” Season – October to February with average temperatures 18-24 C. The main tourist season is during the winter season, but it doesn’t rain much up-country and the travel season is now virtually all year long. In fact many prefer the rainy season for its lack of crowds and the cool weather.
Myanmar is rich in natural resources such as timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, limestone, precious stones like jade, ruby and sapphires, natural gas, hydropower, and some petroleum. Also, in Myanmar identified the resources of iron ore and platinum.
Myanmar is a very festival filled land. We have one festival at least every month of the year. Some are religions festivals, others seasonal. The festival of Thadinkyut(light festival) marks the end of the Buddhist lent. The most famous festival of Myanmar is the Thingyan Water Festival, which is held from 13 April to 16 April every year.
Burmese food is a blend of Chinese, Indian and Mon influences and the staple food is rice in Myanmar. It is a kind of a non-sticky rice. But in Shan State, sticky rice is eaten. The Myanmar people eat various kinds of noodles too. The main, more traditional noodle is a rice noodle called Mohinga (a dish of rice vermicelli with fish gravy). It is usually served at social and religious functions. Many, but not all, Myanmar dishes are noodles. Both rice and wheat noodles are common and though Buddhism does not forbid eating pork or beef, some do avoid eating it.