Myanmar is known for its culture heritage and unspoiled nature resources but all visitors agree that the most beautiful and precious is the people. You could fine that Myanmar are friendly, helpful people who always open arms to treat well all visitors heartily. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma until 1989, is recognized by the world as the Golden Land. The country's name was officially changed by the military government that took over in 1988. Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the commercial capital and largest city. The administrative capital is Naypyidaw. There were three golden periods in Myanmar history. King Anawyahta consolidated the whole country into the First Myanmar Empire in Bagan (1044 AD-1077 AD). The Bagan Empire covered the area of the present-day Myanmar and the entire Menan Valley in Thailand that lasted two centuries. The Bagan Dynasty collapsed with the invasion of the Mongols under Kublai Khan in the 13th century. The Second Myanmar Empire of the Taungoo Period (1551 AD-1581 AD) was founded by King BayinNaung and King AlaungPhaya founded the Third Myanmar Empire in 1752 AD. It was during the peak of the Konbaung Dynasty that the British moved into Myanmar. It became British colony after three Anglo-Burmese Wars in 1825, 1852, 1885 AD. During the Second World War, it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 till the return of allied forces in 1945. Myanmar regained the status of a "Sovereign Independent State" on 4th January 1948, after 123 years of British Colonial administration.