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Known until 1989 as Burma or Burma, this state in Southeast Asia with its capital Naypyidaw borders counterclockwise on Thailand, Laos, China, India, Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal. The tropical climate lies within the sphere of influence of the Indian monsoon. There are three seasons with a rainy season characterised by high humidity from late May to mid-October, a cool season from late November to late February and a hot season in the months of March to May. Of the grapes grown, mainly sultanas and table grapes are produced. Viticulture is also practised on a small scale. On the slopes of Inle Lake, in southern Shan State, lies Red Mountain Estate and a little further north, west of the town of Taunggyi at 1,300 metres above sea level on the southern foothills of the Himalayas is Myanmar Vineyard. The vineyards cover a total of 70 hectares; the grape variety list in 2016:

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