Myanmar, also known as Burma, is an ancient land that has had its troubles in the recent past, but like so many countries they are now on a path to democracy and a greater recognition of human rights.
With the release and election of Aung San Suu Hyi (pronounced Ann Saang Su Chi), this country is finally turning the leaf to a different day, and trying to make up for its recent past - the Saffron Revolution was dedicated to non-violence, and reforms are now opening this magnificent country up to tourists for the first time in years.
The country is rich in history, with a civilization dating back more than 2500 years - it borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand, and possesses 1200 miles of coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
If you are thinking of visiting this ancient land of temples and natural wonders, a first class travel company is essential to get the most out of your vacation dollar and your visit. Signatures of Asia, at Myanmartours.com and Myanmarluxurytravel.com can help you find the best vacation package, with everything from city day tours to extended tours which will help you visit the best regions throughout this incredible country.
For Myanmar tours, there is only one company that stands out when it comes to the Golden Land - Myanmar Tours will help you plan every aspect of your trip, and you will not be disappointed in their great service. From first class hotels to bike tours of small villages rich in the local history of this ancient land, you will not be able to beat the prices in this now available tourist destination - and the best thing is, it is largely untouched by the things that have made so many tourist spots more hassle than they are worth.
Play first rate golf at Yangon and Kalaw, and see the sites of Bagan, which contains over 5000 monuments and a former center of Buddhist spirituality. Nestled on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, this city dates back to the year 1000, and for a period of some two hundred years the kings of Burma devotes their energy and resources into building pagodas and temples; see why they call this the Golden Land at this and other ancient cities which are filled with historical artifacts attesting the great history of this place.
It takes a special Myanmar Travel Service to put together packages that allow you to fully explore this breathtaking land, and they offer land and sea and river cruises that will not disappoint - from the extensive seacoast in the east to the many lakes and rivers and the central and western mountains, this ancient country is full of natural, unspoiled beauty, well preserved ruins including the 2500 year old Shwe Dagon Pagoda, the largest and oldest golden monument on earth.
This country also holds the largest book in existence; the entire Buddha holy book was inscribed on 729 white marble stones, set up in a square with each stone protected by a small white temple.
There is literally to much history to list - book your journey to the Golden Land today with Myanmar Tours and Myanmar Luxury Hotels, and you will not be disappointed!