After years of isolation, Myanmar experienced a boom in tourism in 2013, and the country was consequently overwhelmed with more visitors than its infrastructure could handle.
According to Travel Weekly, there were not enough guides, hotels were fully booked and prices sky rocketed. Although the country never failed to amaze with its brilliant pagodas, spectacular landscapes and friendly people, the experience left many travellers with a bitter taste in their mouth.
Fortunately, all of that has changed and 2017 looks to be the year when Myanmar tourism will finally embrace its potential.
Thanks to an influx of investment, there are more than enough hotel options, hundreds of additional licensed guides and dramatic improvements in general infrastructure. Prices have also dropped making Myanmar once again a great value-for-money destination.
Travel Weekly outlines some of the improvements visitors can expect: Full story.