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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!
We are Oksana & Max, eco-conscious travelers on a mission to inspire responsible travel practices around the world. We are storytellers, photographers, and videographers traveling the world full-time in search of outdoor adventures, wildlife encounters, cultural experiences and ways to make a positive impact on the destinations and communities we visit.