August 20, 2014
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bbc.com | Article Link | by Kayleigh Long
Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in 2011, a growing number of tourists are choosing to visit the South East Asian nation.
From ancient cities, to dazzling Buddhist temples, and unspoilt beaches and countryside, it is easy to see the attraction of the country to international visitors.
This year an estimated three million travellers will visit Myanmar, according to the government's Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
This is a 50% rise on the two million who entered the country in 2013, and triple the one million who visited in 2012.
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Jean-Marie Hullot