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Page added in January 2013.
In recent years the government of Myanmar (aka Burma) has taken steps to reduce the political isolation of the country and improve its economy. Tourism has been identified as a key resource and although Myanmar is far from receiving 20,000,000 foreign travellers per year as does neighbouring Thailand, five-star hotels and resorts at key tourist sites are fully booked by travel agents.
Unfortunately travel agents have already learnt the worst practices of their business. In a November 2012 tour of the country organized by Kipling Tours the focus of the local guide was on leading the group to shopping centres, factories, "museums" (which were just shops), money changers and other business enterprises.
This section is named Postcards from Myanmar because the tour did not allow for a proper visit to the most interesting monuments, in particular to those of Bagan, the main archaeological site of the country.
You may wish to read Wikipedia's entry for Myanmar/Burma - it opens in a separate page.
Inle Lake - Phaung Daw U Pagoda Festival