Myanmar: Why a visit here will be fascinating to all

Beauty and atmosphere of this tiny country captured on video

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Wedged between India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand, you'll find Myanmar, a country that for decades was closed off from the rest of the world.

As it began opening its doors in 2011, travellers were exposed to the country's cultural diversity, rich history, and dynamic energy for the very first time.

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This video gives a sample of daily life in Yangon, as well as the famous temple complex of Bagan, home to more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments that date back hundreds of years.

Yangon (formerly Rangoon), is the country's largest city, and is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda.

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