Myanmar (or Burma) is a country that remains a mystery to many people. You won’t find it at the top of the average vacationer’s travel list, and others have a hard time pointing it out on a map! However, travelers who have seen the country *all* contend that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. So, what should you know about this beautiful place? Well, you may be surprised to learn that Myanmar has a rich cultural history that dates back over 2000 years. Situated east of Laos and Vietnam, Myanmar has many cultural similarities to its nearby southeast Asian counterparts. The majority of Myanmar’s people are ethnic Burmans, many of whom have had to contend with oppression and corruption from their government over the years. Though the political situation in Myanmar is complicated, the people remain some of the kindest in the world, especially when it comes to accommodating travelers. There is also plenty of delicious local cuisine (along with a delicious Burmese specialty coffee) that will keep you well fed and well energized to see some of the country’s amazing temples (there are around **2200** of them standing today!) Need more convincing that Myanmar should be your next getaway? Take a look at these amazing photographs and *try* to stop yourself from booking your flight.