Inle Lake Region
The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar's most anticipated destinations, and all the hype is justified. Picture a vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide – fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and Intha fisher folk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing.
The Far North
Myanmar’s far northern range of Himalayan ‘Ice Mountains’ is one of the world’s least-known ‘last frontiers’. Hkakabo Razi (19,295ft), the nation’s loftiest summit, was not conquered until 1996, but that’s not surprising given the trek to reach its base camp takes several weeks. The surrounding Hkakabo Razi National Park is considered a treasure trove of biodiversity.