Myanmar officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a Southeast Asian nation bordering China, Laos, Thailand, India and Bangladesh. It has an area of 676,552 square km (261,218 square miles) and a tropical monsoon climate in which the most pleasant weather throughout the year is usually from November to February, which is the cool and dry season, with average temperature about 70-80° Fahrenheit (21-27° Celsius). Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar has a total population of approximately 52 million with a wide diversity of ethnicities. Language is predominantly Myanmar (Burmese) and English is also widely spoken as being once a British colony. Myanmar people are well-known as simple, friendly, gentle and generous.
The venue of 18th PRCP scientific meeting, Yangon (formerly Rangoon), is not only the country’s largest city and but also the center of business of Myanmar. It is a dazzling city endowed with bustling markets, art gallaries, green parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century. More than to offer the impressive scenery, Yangon is one of the best places for exhibition of a multiplicity of tradition, culture and modernity, making it a worth-see for everyone who wants to explore a different side of Asia.
Myanmar serves as a home for many tourist destination sites such as the ancient city Bagan, the 19th-century Mandalay Royal Palace, Inle Lake of leg-rowing fishermen, Ngapali Beach Resort, Kyaikhteeyo Rock Mountain Pagoda and etc. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to explore many places of interest keeping them busy during their stay. The amazing landmarks of spiritual value, museums of oriental art and beautiful gardens and resorts will provide an erudition of the majestic history and dignified culture of Myanmar.