Synonymous with stunning pagodas, a colonial hangover, and a culture that’s soaked in tranquillity, Myanmar retains its own distinct charm despite sharing borders with four other countries in Southeast Asia. If you love history and art, cities such as Yangon and Bagan will leave you mesmerized with treasures from the Buddhist and colonial eras. However, the spiritual tranquillity that is unique to Myanmar doesn’t stop at temple towns and complexes; it extends right across its settlements and villages – right from the ones that are built on stilts over the Inle Lake to hidden gems such as Hsipaw. One of the best ways to immerse in the experiences of Myanmar is to bask in the simple and tranquil pleasures of life. So don't forget to drift down the Irrawady river in a luxury crusier or an old steamer.