Why visit Myanmar?

Myanmar is slowly emerging as a tourist destination after years of military rule and the country is slowly gearing up for backpackers.

Guest houses are springing up in the major cities and towns and locals are welcoming and friendly, eager to show you their country.

If you’re a fan of temples, you’ll be blown away by Bagan (pictured above), home to over 4,000 Buddhist monuments.

Trekking Inle Lake to Kalaw - picture - Fabulous Travel Guide

There’s also some great hiking around Hsipaw in the north and Inle Lake, where you can visit floating villages and bustling markets.

Oh and did we mention the food? From traditional Burmese to super-cheap Indian curries, this place has it all. Get in there quick before everyone else cottons on.

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