Visiting Myanmar (Burma), the land of a million pagodas, is an opportunity to step back in time and experience a world one can hardly believe still exists outside of the works of Kipling and Conrad. Witness the gentle ambiance of an earlier age – the tinkling of temple bells, the heady smells of incense, the deep green color of rice paddies, and the blinding golds and whites of pagodas. The country offers the traveler so much – archaeological treasures, great natural beauty, colorful bazaars, serene beaches, and a people who are among the kindest to be found anywhere.
In recent years the infrastructure has transformed to include wonderful resorts and boutique hotels, and a modern network of airlines. However, there still exist stunning pagodas, crumbling colonial architecture, traditional crafts, floating gardens, and thousands of sites that still boggle the mind. Myanmar is a country that should not be missed! It is a time warp, and it should be in the top ten must see destinations list for any avid traveler.