Magical Myanmar for the Traveler
Breathtaking world wonders wait in time-warped Myanmar – visa Myanmar
. Formerly called Burma, this nearly forgotten ancient corner of Southeast Asia yields a concentration of Buddhist pagodas and monasteries festooned with maroon robed monks and beautiful nuns in pink. There are artisanal villages still navigated by ox and horse carts and there are genuinely warm and welcoming people who’ve remained largely uncorrupted by mass tourism and fervent capitalism – for now.
The future is now for Myanmar – a country that has emerged after a long hibernation under a military dictatorship, and is now on the tenuous path to democracy and filled with exuberance. Myanmar’s”new-ness” is in part why it has become the destination du jour: bringing everybody from Barrack Obama to international capitalists after a bit of the pie, to travellers and adventurers far and broad eager to discover new lands .
Myanmar is re-discovering itself and shifting quickly, speeding to catch up to the 21st century. For vacationers this is equally good and cause for concern. The excellent charm of the nation, or good deal of it, rests in its old world appeal. Modernization has its own price, and though the influx of capital means better infrastructure in the functions, it also means higher prices. Resort prices have in just two decades tripled in many cases, and cost hikes will not stop until enough new hotels come online.