Burma (also known as Myanmar) is fast becoming one of the worlds major emerging travel destinations. It’s a fascinating country that’s only recently become visible to Western eyes. You’ve probably heard of Burma because of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners, serving 15 years of house arrest before her release in 2010. With Burma having been closed off from the rest of the world for almost 50 years under military dictatorship, it’s like stepping back into old Asia, or what Thailand was like a few decades ago. The place feels authentic and untouched, something that’s often very hard to come by.
Burma is special, but as tourism rapidly grows things will change. If you want to experience that unique feeling of seeing a country almost untouched by globalization, the time to go is now. But if you need more convincing, don’t worry because I’ll give you 10 reasons why you need to get to Burma right now, before it’s too late.