Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – is rarely on anyone’s radar. It’s a country many know nothing about and certainly not a place they want to travel to. I made this post in the hopes that our amazing Myanmar photos will inspire you to visit this photogenic country.
Officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, it was a pariah state for many years following the military coup in 1962. The political turmoil under the military regime kept the country largely closed off from the rest of the world. The ruling junta finally relinquished its power in 2011, though they still controlled many aspects of the government. Finally, in 2015, activist Aung San Suu Kyi’s democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination.
Politics aside, Myanmar is very worthy of your time and attention. The opening up of the country and influx of foreign tourists has no doubt had a positive impact. The people are friendly, the food is delicious, and there are amazing photo opportunities around every corner. Here are 40 amazing Myanmar photos that will put the country on your travel bucket list.
I truly hope these amazing Myanmar photos has got you planning a trip already. If you need more help with your planning or if you would like to see some of Sasha’s videos from our trip, head over to our Myanmar page where you can find more photos, videos, and stories. If you would like any help planning your adventure, feel free to contact us! We love offering travel advice.
Have you been to Myanmar? What was your favorite place? Let us know in the comments!
Rachel Lee from Tennessee is a traveler, teacher, writer and music lover who's been living and traveling around the world with her husband, Sasha, since 2010. She is the co-owner and designer of Grateful Gypsies. As lover of all things Grateful Dead and Phish, she spends her free time boogyin' down to her favorite tunes.