It’s the dawn of a more democratic era in this extraordinary land, where the landscape is scattered with gilded pagodas and the traditional ways of Asia endure.

It doesn’t matter whether this is your first or 51st visit you won’t fail to notice the energy, hope and possibilities for the future that hang in the air. Exiles are returning, joining others in rising to the challenge of bringing their country into the 21st century at the same time as preserving the best of the past.

Interesting facts about Burma:

  • Burma is more commonly known as Myanmar.
  • In the late 80s the president of Burma decided to cancel any currency that wasn’t divisible by 9 (his favorite number).
  • Myanmar is one of only three countries in the world that has not adopted the metric system of measurement.