Myanmar us one of the world's most desirable destinations today, now that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has invited travellers to visit again. The shimmering spire of Shwedagon Pagoda is a symbol of the nation, but this enigmatic country is home to the incredible temples of Bagan, the crumbling former capitals around Mandalay and the stunning natural beauty of Inle Lake. Further afield lie unspoiled beaches, charming colonial relics and unique local cultures. Quite simply, as Kipling one said, "Burma is quite unlike any place you know about."

Myanmar: Country information

Destinations

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    Yangon and Mandalay

    Formerly known as Rangoon, this bustling city may no longer be the Burmese capital, but it continues to be the hub of economic activity, a hive of intellectual debate and the gateway for international visitors.

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    Bagan

    One of Southeast Asia's architectural wonders, in the exalted company of the temples of Angkor in Cambodia and the Buddhist masterpiece of Borobodur in Indonesia, Bagan is Myanmar's headline attraction.

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    Mandalay

    Immortalised by Kipling in the 19th century, the city is relatively young at just 150 years old when compared with the ancient treasures surrounding it. Founded as capital of the Burmese empire in 1861, Mandalay saw the swansong of the last kings of Burma.

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    Around Myanmar

    ​Many visitors are drawn to Kipling's Burma to see the dazzling Shwedagon Pagoda or the incredible temples of Bagan. However, beyond the main destinations lie a wealth of cultural and natural destinations that ensure Myanmar can compete with the diversity on offer in any of the other Southeast Asian countries.