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A land of fascinating history, gracious people and some of the foremost ancient architecture in Southeast Asia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is one of Asia’s most exciting destinations. The country has only been truly open to the modern world since 2011, when its military junta began a transition towards civilian-led government. With vast natural resources and proximity to nearly 2.5 billion neighbors in China and India, Burma is poised to play a major role in 21st-century Asia.

Today, the land that seduced scribes like Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell and Somerset Maugham is as beguiling as ever. Since its diplomatic relations with the U.S., Europe, and other global powers were restored, Myanmar has begun attracting ever-increasing numbers of tourists, and has seen the rise of burgeoning tourism industry. Visitors usually head to the traditional must-sees like Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake, but more adventurous travelers can find off-the-beaten-path destinations like the medieval ruins of Mrauk-U, the natural splendor of Putao, and much more. Remote Lands has created custom trips in Burma since our inception, and our depth and breadth of knowledge gives us a superior position to navigate the country’s continuing change.

Region

Indochina

language

Burmese

capital

Naypyidaw

population

55.131.760

area

676.577 km²

currency

Myanmar Kyat

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