Myanmar, also known as Burma, is proudly recognized as The Golden Land where you can see many ancient glittering pagodas, an abundant amount of natural resources, unspoiled and untouched white sandy beaches, breathtaking sceneries of amazing mountain ranges, coastal areas, and most of all, the beautiful smiles of the friendly people. It is officially known as the Union of Myanmar, and of all the countries in South-east Asia it has the largest Peninsula lying along the eastern coasts of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, sharing border with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. Myanmar is made up of 135 national races with their own dialects and traditions. There are seven states and seven divisions in Myanmar. The divisions are Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, Yangon and the states are Chin State, Kachin State, Kayin State, Kayah State, Mon State, Rakhine State, Shan State.