While most people flock to countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam when they’re looking for a Southeast Asia adventure, there’s one destination that they’ll be sad they overlooked. Dotted with gilded pagodas, traditional tea houses and peaceful bays, Myanmar is a destination that will surprise even the most jaded travelers.
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar’s traditional ways are a delight to explorers looking escapes with less commercialization and more insight into what Asia was like in the past. The country’s largest city, Yangon, is filled with lush greenery, beautiful lakes like Inya and Kandawgyi, the iconic Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas and a historic heritage that has been slowly making it a destination on the rise.
As a pilot, globetrotter Rico (@adventures_of_rico) has been fortunate to experience the beauty of Myanmar and through his passion for photography, he has also been able to capture images of this hidden gem that will leave you speechless. If you’re looking to travel outside the norm on your next getaway, take a look at a few of Rico’s epic photos, and grab a few tips from our exclusive guide, so that you can take your passion for travel to new heights.