Myanmar – previously known as Burma – is one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asian. Once an isolated, secretive state run by a repressive military rule, Myanmar is now open to the world and is fast becoming a must-see destination. It has intrigued travellers for centuries, but was “off limits” to visitors for many years. However, in 2011, a transition towards civilian-led government and parliamentary elections ushered in a period of continuing reform. There is no denying there is still a way to go, but you will now certainly see many more travellers heading to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, as well as more off-the-beaten-path destinations like the ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendour of Putao and the varied tribal people of Kengtung.
Myanmar is a land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the most incredible ancient architecture in Southeast Asia. It is the land of Buddha where pious monks are more revered than statesmen or celebrities. It is evocative of the ancient Orient, and it will captivate you with its untouched beauty and spirituality.