Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is the largest country in Southeast Asia. You can find it at the northeast edge of the continent with India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand bordering it. It was a closed nation until 2011. Thus it’s a great place to explore as it has not been flocked by tourists.
Traditional life still thrives in the country. Additionally, it has more than 100 ethnic groups, making it a melting pot of cultures, flavors, and color. Although the variety of ethnicities means massive language diversity, Burmese is its official language. On the other hand, English is widely used in various degrees of learning.
Burma offers tourists with a long stretch of coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea as well as beautiful sceneries. While Nay Pyi Taw is the nation’s capital since 2005, former capital Yangon or Rangoon remains the biggest city. It also serves as the commercial centre and arrival point for the majority of visitors. One of the best ways to see the country is on board a boat on the Irrawaddy River. Heading northward from Mandalay will give the more interesting views and a taste of diverse cultures.
Myanmar is a very inexpensive travel destination for backpackers to families looking for unique adventures. And the words of Rudyard Kipling remain true and relevant. “It will be quite unlike any land you know about.”