Southeast Asia and Japan / Myanmar
Myanmar
Inle Lake
Southeast Asia and Japan / Myanmar
Myanmar
Pagoda Bagan
Southeast Asia and Japan / Myanmar
Myanmar
Ananda Bagan
Southeast Asia and Japan / Myanmar
Myanmar
Shwezigon Pagode
Southeast Asia and Japan / Myanmar
Myanmar
Shwenandaw Monastery

Myanmar

Myanmar, the largest nation in Southeast Asia, was a very unknown land to travelers for decades while the country was under military rule. But with the easing of restrictions within the country in 2010 visitors began to journey to this deeply rich and fascinating country. Myanmar, because it was closed off from the modern world for so long, still moves at the quieter, gentler pace of an earlier times and that quiet pace is even more pronounced in Myanmar since it is a land where Buddhism suffuses every aspect of life.

Here, people still occasionally travel by horse and carriage and ceiling fans turn slowly in grand old colonial buildings. Here, large stretches of the country remain in a pristine natural state, ancient temples fill the landscape, and robed monks can be seen almost everywhere you turn.

Myanmar is famed for the gentleness of its people, the wealth of its history, the beauty of its buildings, and the lushness of its lands. It stands now at the crossroads between the old and the new, and visitors who travel to this long-fabled place will be among the first to once more experience its wonders.

 

 

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