Not for the political faint-hearted Myanmar has struggled to remain as a safe democracy since its independence in 1948.

The largest country by area in mainland Southeast Asia, it has a population of around 55 million.
When I first visited Southeast Asia, Myanmar was booming –  a favourite on the traveller route with the temples of Bagan regularly topping the bill of regional hotspots.

The amazingly strong Buddhist culture, relative safety, great hospitality, fab food and authenticity of the attractions set it apart from neighbour Thailand and made it unique around the world.

As I write this however, Myanmar is not a safe country to travel at the minute due to widespread civil unrest, armed conflict and ethnic minority group persecution.

Hopefully this wonderful country will be a peaceful and stable place again soon…

10 Sensational Reasons to Visit Myanmar

  Myanmar is a wonderful country for solo travellers in Asia. Aside from the fact [...]


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