Within a short duration, there is a complete transformation in Myanmar. Since its historic elections in 2015, the people of Myanmar are tasting democracy for the first time. For the first time, a nonmilitary president has won the elections there. National League for Democracy came into power in last year’s elections. And Aung San Suu Kyi is the first president of democratic Myanmar. For a long time, we knew it as Burma. It is a small country in Southeast Asia with plenty of natural beauty. Within a year, there has been a tremendous change in this country.
In fact, for the first time Myanmar is welcoming tourists from all across the globe. As a matter of fact, it was not possible until last year because of the military regime. For all these years the country has been in isolation from the entire world. But now it is a charming location for tourism.
Myanmar Welcomes Tourists From All Across The Globe
Myanmar’s largest city is Yangon. It is also its commercial capital. Yangon is âlso the former capital of Myanmar. It is in fact, the most exciting tourist place in this country. As a matter of fact, Yangon serves as the gateway to this country. The total population of Yangon is around six million. Rangoon is its earlier name. The city is a classic mix of old British colonies, modern high-rise buildings, and gliding Buddhist Pagodas. Top ten points of tourist attraction here are:
- Shwedagon Pagoda
- Sule Pagoda
- Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple
- Botataung Pagoda
- Kandawgyi Lake
- Nga-htat-gyi Buddha Temple
- Inya Lake
- Bogyoke Aung San Museum
- Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
- Yangon Zoological Gardens
As a matter of fact, that is not all. There are a lot more reasons to visit this beautiful city in Myanmar. There are a number of fascinating parks and lakes. For tourists, there is a lot to explore in the country. For instance, there are remains of British colonial era. In addition, there is a huge Anglican Cathedral in Yangon. Moreover, Victorian buildings are completely a not-to-miss. There is plenty of history, food, and culture to explore in Myanmar. As a matter of fact, there has been a tremendous relaxation in travel formalities to this country.
Photo by Jose Javier Martin Espartosa