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A land of pagodas

Once part of the Indian Empire and with a messy modern history, Myanmar is one of the worlds newest tourist destinations although the infrastructure cannot 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.

Many political and ethnic opposition groups and countries continue to use the name “Burma” because they do not recognise the legitimacy of the ruling military government or its authority

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