Among the contenders in the list of the most populous countries of the world is Burma or Myanmar. Burma scores among the highest all over the world when it comes to the pagodas, or tiered towers. Such towers are typically found in different countries of the world like India, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Burma and other parts of Asia. Most of these structures are built to signify an association with Buddhism.
There are many places in Myanmar that remained closed to the public or tourists but are being opened up for the general public now. An expedition to Myanmar is going to feel like living through the pages of a copy of the National Geographic magazine. It is going to take you back in time, to about 1910.
Myanmar is still to be raided by the paraphernalia of western fashions, specially in case of dress. So, you are not likely to find people in jeans and women in skirts while in Myanmar. There are chances of you coming across people in longyis that remind of sarongs. Ladies and children wear thanakas. Don't be a bit surprised if you find yourself surrounded by a couple of old ladies with their mouths full of red betel-nut. This is the favourite of the less literate population.
Rickshaw-pullers doing their best to push the rickshaw across the streets of Burma are one of the most common sights travelers to Burma must be prepared for. But this is something you are likely to find in cities. The rural areas have a horse pulling a cart, and the paraphernalia operated by a man. And if you love drinking tea, Myanmar is going to offer a host of different varieties.