Travelling in Myanmar is never a dull moment! Our country, the largest among those in Southeast Asia, is endowed with a wealth in culture, history, adventure, nature, food, and people - we are known for incomparable hospitality with a light touch of humor.
Over 70% of the total land area of Myanmar is covered by forest and woodland which is home to 1,000 bird species in 23 sanctuaries and 5 national parks. Myanmar has two Most of our 135 ethnic groups in thousands of villages scatter across this large area of forest and woodland in primarily Chin, Kachin, Shan and Karen States. Further, Myanmar's rich wetlands have been recognized to be of international importance. Currently, there are five Ramsar sites in our country, namely, Moeyungyi Wetlands Wildlife Sanctuary in Bago Region, the Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary in Kachin State and the Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary in the Ayeyarwady Delta, the northern part of the Gulf of Mottama in Mon State and Inle Lake in Shan State.
Myanmar cuisine, while it has some influences from its neighboring countries in the west and east, has several dishes with ingredients uniquely Myanmar. Myanmar people love chatting and eating at the teashops in every corner of the streets in the country where one can either just snack a "Moun" or local sweets or eat the whole meal. Some unique Myanmar dishes include "Monthinga" or thin rice noodle soup with freshwater fish soup or "Tofu Nwe" or warm chick pea porridge served with or without sticky rice noodles for breakfast. For lunch or dinner, one will never go hungry with a wide range of truly Myanmar style "Athoke" or salads – "Lephet Thoke" or pickled tea leaves salad with toasted beans and nuts or "Myin Kwa Ywat Thoke" or pennywort salad with tomatoes – or vegetable, meat, fish or seafood curries with steaming rice.
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