Washed by the heavenly Andaman Sea, bordering Bangladesh and India to the northwest and with China and Thailand to the east, this wonderful country has 54 million inhabitants spread over 670,000 km2 that complete its extension. Historically, Myanmar, like many parts of the world was fought over by European and Asian powers, until it was colonized by Britain in 1885 after the 2nd Anglo-Burmese War. It would not get its definitive independence until 1948. Fundamentally Buddhist, 89% of the population profess this religion. It is said that here, people enjoy the pleasure of gratifying the visitor. Burma has been ruled by a military dictatorship since 1964. In 2011, the military junta was officially dissolved following a 2010 general election, and a nominally civilian government was installed. Naypyidaw became the capital in 2005.