Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia.
The country is home to over 100 ethnic groups, with the majority being Bamar, followed by Shan, Karen, Rakhine, and Chinese.
Myanmar is the world's second-largest producer of opium, after Afghanistan.
The country's official language is Burmese, which is spoken by the majority of the population.
Myanmar is known for its iconic temple complex, Bagan, which has over 2,200 Buddhist temples and pagodas dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries.
The country has the world's largest teak forest, which covers about one-fourth of the country's total land area.
The traditional dress for men in Myanmar is called a longyi, which is a skirt-like garment that is worn by wrapping it around the waist and tucking the ends into the waistband.
The Irrawaddy River, which is the largest river in Myanmar, is a lifeline for the country's people and is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin.
Myanmar's economy is largely based on agriculture, with rice being the most important crop.
The country has a rich history and culture, with ancient kingdoms and empires that have left behind impressive archaeological sites, such as the city of Mrauk U and the ancient Pyu cities of Sri Ksetra, Halin, and Beikthano.