While Myanmar (formerly Burma) has abundant potential as a tourist destination, it remains lagging behind its neighbors in Southeast Asia. The country has a list of yet unspoiled landscapes and jungles, even its culture is well preserved, holding more appeal to foreign visitors. The styled pagodas and stupas, the Burmese monk sightings, the long-necked women and the Thanaka-covered cheeks of Burmese people – they all make Myanmar unique. So even as flights to Yangon remain expensive and hotel rates are high, these distinctive features of Myanmar have continued to spark the curiosity in many tourists.
Ho Chi Minh City or more popularly known as Saigon is the most populous urban area in Vietnam. It’s not the populace that would make you dizzy, but, the swarm of scooters moving like bees in a waggling dance in every open space around the metro. If you’re an expert in crossing the streets of any other bustling city in the world, then you won’t have to worry about getting knocked down by motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh. Stoplights can’t help you anyway.
Thanks to TV documentaries and history books, some of us still have jitters when we think of Cambodia. But Siem Reap City, the capital of Siem Reap province, has become an international destination and proved to be tourist-friendly. Hotels, restaurants, businesses sprawl over the city.