Myanmar is full of natural aesthetics with huge forests, splendid coastline, and bewildering count of flora and fauna species. All this make it nothing less than a treat for the tourists to this country. It is the uninhibited culture of Myanmar and the rich show of history that attracts millions of tourists to its shores year after year. Earlier known by the name of Burma, Myanmar is the largest country in South East Asia with a total land area of nearly 676,578 km2. Myanmar is bordered by China in the northeast, Laos in the east, India on the northwest, Bangladesh in west and Bay of Bengal to the southwest.
The scope of tourism has only just begun to unfold itself, unwrapping Myanmar's potential as a tourist destination to the world. The temples and the pagodas, scattered in the ancient cities like Bagan, have effectively brought it the nomenclature of 'The Golden Land', and are probably the most fascinating aspect of Myanmar.
One of the main highlights of culture of Myanmar is the Kayan Tribe. The women here wear huge neck rings as a tradition. They wear it as soon as they reach the age of five years and wear them throughout their lives. They remove them only to get them replaced by bigger ones. This makes their necks look unnaturally long.
Naypyidaw is the capital city of Myanmar but the largest city is Yangon. Formerly known by the name Rangoon, Yangon has the largest number of colonial buildings in South East Asia. It is developing at a lightening fast pace, though special consideration is given to preserve the old city charms. The major attractions of the city are the Shwedagon Pagoda, The Arakanese Prayer Pavilion and Statue of Wa Thon Da Ray.
Other major cities of Myanmar are Mandalay, Bagan, Shan and Katha.