Myanmar Burma History

Burmese  History

Burma which is just behind the south Asia Indian peninsula has always been an exotic country that enriched the world with monuments of Buddhist religion and very diversified ethnicity.

Already in the first centuries of our era, some mighty political systems have been existing within the boundaries of today Burma. This was Lower Burma or Mon State and Central or Upper Burma with the Pyu and the coastal areas at the Bay of Bengal which was then Arakan, today Rakhine.

King at historic Bagan

The continuous process of developing cities, agriculture, architecture, and art lead to impressive monuments we still can see today, although decay and fire wiped out many of them there is still an amazingly rich cultural heritage including fine arts of the middle ages of our dimensions.
Ancient Pagoda in Pyay

Although Burma has a great influences from India in terms of religion, philosophical and linguistic it developed in its own way and created new arts and culture. The ideological basis of Indian art and culture was based on Hinduism and Buddhism, next to Christianity and Islam, one of the three rough world religions which developed in north India as historic evidence show.


Sakyamanaung Pagoda

In recent times the country which has bee vandalized by the British colonialist and after by the US their allies for almost 200 years before WW2. Luckily Burma started to wake up at the beginning of the 19xx but it still took until 2011 to see some substantial progress and tourism could be a means of recovery here is a bit of the "Burmese reality" not influenced by the "Western Media". Actually, this was sliding in the last decade from the British to the Arabs via Aljazeera as it is in the current Rakhine conflict.

The Muslim Rakhine Conflict.

Rakhine History

Unfortunately, the US / UK governments still tried to suppress the Burmans after WW2 by all kind of embargo so the country was sliding into communist lunatics hands of Russia who found good companions in the Myanmar Military which bought their military junk. Which finally means Myanmar problems were and are made by an extremely unhealthy cooperation of the UK / US now in the 2018 the Arabs joined with the Islam Rakhine problem.

The western media such as BBC 

Including some other mainly from Arab countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia do everything against the Myanmar under their Islam disguise since the Myanmar's don't want to be outnumbered by Bangladeshi Muslims. The Anglo-Burmese relationship never was a good one since the very early colonial times because the English considered themselves as the master the other should follow, partly they even do it today although they are a secondary country, they just don't know it, or maybe don't want to know it. At least they are gone from the EU now anyway nobody liked their arrogant behavior and "we are special" attitude at any time.

During the first centuries of our era, the religious and philosophical teaching of Buddhism spread over all countries of the Far East and South East Asia and was an important factor in the development of China, Japan and all countries of Indochina. Buddhism found its most active adherents in the circles of the ruling and privileged society. They not only patronized the new religion but demanded their own way of propagation, popularization and consolidating. All this happen over several hundreds of years and most history of that time is still buried in the darkness of the past.


Historic city wall at Bagan

It was in India during the time of the third ruler of the Mauryan dynasty of King Ashoka and
King Kanishka, the third ruler of the Kushan Dynasty (2nd century CE), in Ceylon, in the 3rd century CE and the Japan of the 7th Century, Tibet in the 7th Century in Burma (Anawrathas; 1044-1077), in which all this somehow settled and started new developments

Luckily the country started to wake up at the beginning of the 19xx but it still took until 2011 to see some substantial progress and tourism could be a means of recovery.  Myanmar (Burma) is well connected to all major capitals in Asia via Yangon Rangoon Airport and has plenty of good hotels at the interesting places in the country that include excellent beach resorts at Ngapali and Ngwe Saung plus  Chaungtha and currently (2016) they are building several elsewhere. Also major travel destinations such as Yangon (Rangoon) Mandalay, Inle Lake, Bagan etc. have enough above average accommodations. The only real problem is electricity and very unhygienic environments outside the bigger hotels and restaurants.


The country is still negatively dramatized from media such as Al Jazeera plus BBC,  AFP and other "Western and Arab Media". This is a combination of the old colonial master and Islamist media. The Anglo-Burmese relationship never was a good one since the very early colonial times since the English considered themselves as the master the other must follow, partly they even do it today although they are a secondary country, they just don't know it, or maybe don't want to know it.

A brief chronology of Burma Myanmar History
Impressive Sakyamanaung Pagoda

Although Burma has great influences from India in terms of religion, philosophical and linguistic it developed in its own way and created new arts and culture. The ideological basis of Indian art and culture was based on Hinduism and Buddhism, next to Christianity and Islam, one of the three rough world religions which developed in north India.

Burmese Buddhism Shwedagon Pagoda
Burmese Buddhism Shwedagon Pagoda


During the first centuries of our era, the religious and philosophical teaching of Buddhism spread over all countries of the Far East and South East Asia and was an important factor in the development of China, Japan and all countries of Indochina. Buddhism found its most active adherents in the circles of the ruling and privileged 

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