My first postcard from Myanmar comes from Thitar. ­čÖé It shows the painting “Blanket seller” by Myanmar artist Win Thaw.

Myanmar, or Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which is derived from the Burmese Empire (1500-1000BC) is a country in Southeast Asia. It lies on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea coast with Bangladesh and India to the west, China to the north, and Laos and Thailand to the east.┬áBurma’s population of over 60 million makes it the world’s 24th most populous country and, at 676,578 square kilometres, it is the world’s 40th largest country and the second largest in Southeast Asia.┬áBurma is a country rich in jade and gems, oil, natural gas and other mineral resources.