Myanmar is one the last truly untouched regions in Southeast Asia. It has anopulently diverse culture with some of the deepest running Buddhist legacy on the planet. Bordered by Thailand, Laos, China, India and Bangladesh, Myanmar is a land colonized by many different peoples. Colourful hill tribes spot the highlands; coastal fishing communities live alongside the gorgeous Indian Ocean, and all through there are the smiling faces of the Burmese. Myanmar’s former capital Yangon, has retained much of its leisurely tropical feel. Crumbling royally buildings are slowly being restored as new hotels and restaurants fill the niche of catering to travellers needs. Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia in one mesmerizing country. Virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains and untouched beaches, combined with a rich and splendid heritage spanning more than two thousand years. Spectacular monuments and ancient cities attest to a animated culture that is still home to 135 different ethnic groups.
You may not find a wealth of luxury accommodations here, but there are ample of accommodation choices in all the main tourist towns.Travel upriver alongside the Irrawaddy where towns such as Pagan and Mandalay will blow your mind with their unimaginably vast number of Buddhist temples, pagodas and ancient palaces. Around 87 per cent of Myanmar’s populace is Buddhist. Although a large part of the upper and lower reaches of the country are off limits to foreigners, there are a dozen top-notch sites which have an ever-expanding tourism infrastructure.
With dense forests, plentiful wildlife, friendly people, rich culture and underdeveloped coastal resorts, Myanmar is certainly a gorgeous corner of Asia. Historically, the wobbly political situation has detracted from Myanmar's credentials as a fascinating tourist destination but with the current administration slightly relaxing controls over tourist entry, and tentative steps towards democracy being made, Myanmar is once again becoming a viable destination for audacious tourists.