Myanmar sits at the crossroads of Asia’s great civilisations of India and China, and looks out onto the vast Indian Ocean next to Thailand. One of South East Asia’s largest and most diverse countries, Myanmar stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range.
To this day Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. A land of breathtaking beauty and charm yet only recently emerging into the modern world. What can the casual visitor therefore expect upon arrival, and why should one embark on such a journey in the first place?
Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country. Virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches, combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years. Spectacular monuments and ancient cities attest to a vibrant culture that is still home to 135 different ethnic groups.
The country’s tourism infrastructure boasts five star properties, intimate boutique hotels and family guest houses in all the major centers, as well as stunning mountain and beach resorts. Myanmar also boasts one of the lowest tourist crime records in the world, so visitors can rest assured their holiday will be carefree from start to finish.Read more: Introduction
Welcome to Myanmar
Never has the time been more exciting and opportune to say 'our doors are open' and it is indeed my pleasure to urge and encourage tourists into the magical experience that is Myanmar.
The country is awash with change and buoyant growth. Amidst this optimism it gives me much satisfaction to introduce the 2011 Myanmar Travel Guide. Within its covers lies the hopes of thousands upon thousands involved in our burgeoning tourist sector and they portray the solid forward momentum tourism is experiencing in Myanmar.
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