When Myanmar finally emerged from decades of isolationism and oppressive military rule, its potential gleamed like a precious jewel in Asia’s tourism crown. This former British colony, previously known as Burma, had long been a tantalising prize. Immortalised in Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem, Mandalay, and George Orwell’s celebrated novel, Burmese Days, it had lain virtually...
Until recently, Myanmar, or Burma, was shrouded in mystery; to many, a no-go area because of its brutal military regime and human rights record. But the dawn of democracy over the last few years means the country has opened the doors to tourism. A whole fleet of gleaming new riverboats has launched on the Irrawaddy...
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