Isolated from the rest of the world for more than three decades, Myanmar (also known as Burma) is located in Southeast Asia and bordered by China, Thailand, India, Laos and Bangladesh. Burma remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world and offers all the traditional delights of Asia: virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains, pristine beaches and ancient cities. Its coastline has 1,930 kilometers (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Myanmar’s culture is a result of heavy Indian influences intertwined with local traditions and some Chinese influences; this can be seen in the various stupas and temples throughout the country. Most Burmese people are incredibly friendly and polite, and will do their best to make you feel welcome in their country.