Myanmar’s main calling card is Bagan with its legendary pagodas. Once the capital of a powerful kingdom, it’s now a sleepy riverside town. Restored temples and others fallen into disrepair are literally all over the place including in people’s backyards and dotted by the streets, which is a stark difference to the temple city of Angkor Wat.

Running by the northern and western sides is the famous Irrawaddy River which spans almost the entire length of Myanmar.