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If there is one country that we think should be on your travel list this year, it’s Myanmar! It was only a few years ago (in 2010, to be exact) that a historic election in Myanmar finally opened up doors to international visitors, but it won’t take long before the mass tourism crowds start rolling in. Consider this, since 2010, the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar went from 791,505 to over 3 million and the number is only going to rise. But we are not just encouraging travel to Myanmar to “beat the crowds”.

Myanmar is one of the most beautiful, culture-rich countries in South East Asia, a place not yet infiltrated by the Western civilization and the likes of Starbucks and McDonalds. For us, traveling through Myanmar was like going back in time. We imagine this is what Thailand looked like 20 years ago. It wasn’t difficult, but it was just enough of a challenge to make us remember why we love traveling off the beaten path.

There were no shortages of things to do, places to see, and amazing experiences to be had. We’ve talked about some of our favourite experiences in Myanmar before, but allow us to try and entice you to visit Myanmar in a more visual way!

Here is our collection of our best photos captured in Myanmar. We hope they  inspire you to add this amazing destination to your travel list!

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the main attractions in Yangon
Kyay Thone Pagoda, just another stunning sight in Yangon. Myanmar
Kyay Thone Pagoda, just another stunning sight in Yangon
Colourful street of Yangon. Myanmar
Colourful street of Yangon
Foating village on Inle Lake, Myanmar
Foating village on Inle Lake
Tharkong Pagoda, Inle Lake
Tharkong Pagoda, Inle Lake
Foating abandoned home on Inle Lake
Floating abandoned home on Inle Lake
Stupas and mountains on Inle Lake. Myanmar
Stupas and mountains on Inle Lake
Baby in a rice bucket at the market in Myanmar
Baby in a rice bucket at the market in Myanmar
Fisheman on Inle Lake. Myanmar
Fisheman on Inle Lake
Old British colonial architeture in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar
Old British colonial architeture in Pyin Oo Lwin, something you probably don’t expect to see in Myanmar
Views from the train to Hsipaw. Myanmar
Views from the famous train ride from Mandalay to Hsipaw
Young monks walking around a remote village in the Shan state. Myanmar
Young monks walking around a remote village in the Shan state
Burmese boy greets passers by from the window of his house in a hill tribe village in Myanmar
Burmese boy greets passers by from the window of his house in a hill tribe village in Myanmar
Little girl in the Palaung village showing off her 1000 kyat bill
Little girl in the Palaung village showing off her 1000 kyat bill
Young girl carries water to her home in Palaung Village
Young girl carries water to her home in Palaung Village
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Burmese man on a motorcycle in Hsipaw
Myanmar travel: Young Burmese monks making their way across Inle Lake, Myanmar
Young monks making their way across Inle Lake
Elderly woman lights a cigar in her home in a village in Shan state, Myanmar
Elderly woman lights a cigar in her home in a village in Shan state
Myanmar travel: Hot air balloon flies over Bagan. Myanmar
Hot air balloon flies over Bagan
Myanmar travel: Sunset over Bagan, Myanmar
When the sun sets over Bagan, the views are always spectacular!
Myanmar travel: Sunset in Bagan, Myanmar
Beautiful colours over the temples in Bagan

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There were no shortages of things to do, places to see, and amazing experiences to be had. We've talked about some of our favourite experiences in Myanmar before, but allow us to try and entice you to visit Myanmar in a more visual way!

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