A land of pagodas

Once part of the Indian Empire and known as Brahmadesh which was shortened to Burma by the British who once ruled this Buddhist country. After independence, it’s name was changed to Myanmar which has become one of the worlds newest tourist destinations although the infrastructure struggles to cope with the rapidly growing tourist numbers.

Stretching about 2000km from north to south and surrounded by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand (Siam), Myanmar’s natural beauty was revealed recently by Top Gear’s (three idiots abroad) who drove trucks from Yangon, (a river city and the capital of Myanmar) to Thailand. Myanmar is accessed by road and air from all these countries.

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