‘This is Burma and it is unlike any land you know about’ Rudyard Kipling
The famous quote by the well-travelled Mr Kipling sums up Burma (now known as Myanmar) pretty well – it really is unlike any other part of the world I’ve visited. It sits relatively far behind a lot of the rest of Asia in terms of tourism, with plenty of the country still closed off to foreign visitors, and whilst I saw tourists during my month of travelling around this fascinating country, the numbers were much fewer than elsewhere on the continent.
Burma still holds onto many of its ancient traditions which is unusual for almost anywhere else in the world these days. These photos were taken on my travels in 2016 and I hope they help tell a story about this magical land and inspire others to travel there.