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  • Myanmar is the largest nation of mainland Southeast Asia, bigger than Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Myanmar is home to 135 ethnic groups, one of the most diverse countries in the world.
  • Hkakabo Razi, Myanmar’s highest peak, with an elevation of 19,295 feet (5,881 meters) is the highest in South East Asia.
  • Till the independence from Britain in 1948, Myanmar then-known-as Burma was the richest country in Southeast Asia, awash in rubies, oil, and valuable timber.
  • Myanmar is the world’s second largest producer of illicit opium, after Afghanistan.
  • Myanmar boasts one of the lowest tourist crime records in the world.
  • Myanmar’s teak and jade are the best in the world.
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