Myanmar (Burma) – a nation of well over 100 ethnic groups, is a country that was untouched by Western influence for many years. To truly experience beauty and culture, this is a land of simple pleasures and numerous attractions. These include Yangon to see Shwedagon Paya, one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites, stunning views of Bagan, the “temple town” by hot air balloon and a boat trip on the Inle lake.
In a country of contrasts, diverse experiences abound. From bustling, towns like Mandalay with its many pagodas, Indian temples and mosques, craft workshops and arts performances, to drifting down the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River in an old river steamer, Myanmar is the place to be.