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Myanmar, the new “hot” destination for savvy travelers


Myanmar, the new “hot” destination for savvy travelers



Myanmar (formerly Burma) was recently opened for tourism to the Western World. According to the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, 816,369 visitors were welcomed in 2011, and it is expected that more than 5 million travelers will visit in 2015. This is bound to bring changes to this, so far, unchanged beautiful, charming country. That is why those adventurous, knowledge-seeking travelers are looking to visit The Golden Land known as Myanmar in the not-too-distant future.


It’s landscape is some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, loaded with history and man-made beauty in those amazing temples that have survived for years. Bagan is one of the must-see attractions of Myanmar. On the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, it is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia, offering over 2000 well-preserved pagodas and temples from the 11th- 13th century.


Notable among the ancient temples are Shwezigone, Ananda, Thabyinnyu and Dhammayangyi. These pagodas testify to the rich cultural heritage of Myanmar and the beauty and grandeur of ancient pagodas.