Think of velvet and you have the basic image of the Burmese. The coat is glossy, short and dense, and found in most solid colors.
Though Burmese had Siamese ancestors, you would never guess from their looks or voice, for they are heavier bodied (and less loud mouthed) than the Siamese. Like the Siamese, they do love to play and are generally fond of people, even strangers. They travel better in a car than most cats.