Myanmar has an estimated population of 59 million with the overall population density of about 86 persons per sq km, one of the lowest in East Asia. With a land area of 676,577 sq. km. Myanmar is one of the largest countries in the South-East Asia region and sharing borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. The country stretches 2090 km North to South, and 925 km East to West and has a varied topography which includes islands, extensive rice plains, river valleys and forested hills and mountains.
Most parts of Myanmar enjoy a tropical climate. Myanmar has three seasons, the cold season – October through February, with average temperatures of between 20-24°C. The hot season – March through May with average temperatures of between 30-35°C, the wet season – June through September with average temperature between 25-30°C. Yangon normally receives early morning and afternoon showers. Myanmar can be visited all year round. Light, casual wear preferably made of cotton is suitable during July. Sandals or slippers are convenient.