Myanmar has many distinct faces and definitely offers something unique for any traveler who is more likely to be traveling than staying in a beach resort (although this is also feasible). It's a nation with a very wealthy culture, untouched nature and, surprising to some tourists, it's also a nation with a real friendly population that really wants to be in touch with international tourists. People are open-minded, simple to go and interested in learning more about something.
Myanmar is a little larger than France and extends from the snow-capped hills in the west to the pristine Andaman Sea islands in the south over more than 2000 km. Between the nation provides almost any kind of habitat from a cool climate in the hills of Shan State or Chin State, a dry and warm region in the center of the nation (also locally called the dry zone) to a more humid area on the west coast, particularly during the rainy season (Rakhine State).
A lengthy shoreline implies many pristine beaches, although most of them are so pristine that there is no accommodation to stay (or even a highway to go there). Because of infrastructure limitations and because the authorities are sometimes a little overly concerned about foreigners ' safety, foreign tourists can not visit some parts of the nation. The regions that are (always) not accessible to travelers are approximately the land routes between towns in the south (south of Thanbyuzayat), parts of Chin State, many areas bordering Thailand and parts of the north of India and China.
It's the individuals who create the nation, and for Myanmar this is definitely true. Hundreds of ethnic groups have lived in the region for thousands of years and many have continued their centuries-old, local lifestyle to this day. This diversity is usually celebrated (Myanmar has formal public holidays for almost every religion in the globe) and sometimes talked about, with some good sensation of'' competition and envy'' for better food / costumes / jewellery or other cultural distinctions from distinct countries.