Why Not To Travel To Myanmar

So you want to go to Myanmar?  Just don’t. Why not? Read on.

1. Lake Inle is just like any other freshwater lake

Source: The Frustrated Gardener
Source: The Frustrated Gardener

How unremarkable! The lake in your neighborhood probably has entire houses, gardens and monasteries that float on the waters too.

2. And Bagan? Just your average skyline

Source: Em Luade Mel
Source: Em Luade Mel

Such a rotten view. Keep those eyes closed!

3. Who would want to visit the same place as President Obama?

Source: Wikimedia
Source: Wikimedia

Sure, the Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in the world visited by celebrities and world leaders, but hey, why would you want to as well? Avoid at all costs.

4. There’s nothing intriguing about the food

Source: Khiri
Source: Khiri

Nothing really appetizing about the sweet and sour, salty and spicy catfish noodle soup, also known as mohinga.

5. not much to shop for here

Source: Time Travel Turtle
Source: Time Travel Turtle

We’re sure you can pick up hand-painted paper umbrellas, sand paintings, colourful Longyis, local lacquerware and copper bells like this at your nearest mall.

6. everyone just sits around bored most evenings. nothing to do.

Source: Urban Adventures
Source: Urban Adventures

Such.a.snooze.

6. Not to mention, the country is historically disappointing

Source: Daily Mail
Source: Alamy

Would you really want to waste your time visiting a country dotted with ancient temples and historic sites?

7. And the local experiences are passe

Source: Myanmar Insider
Source: Myanmar Insider

Clearly.

Source: David Lazar
Source: David Lazar

Just your average fishermen rowing a boat with one leg whilst catching fish. Nothing special.

8. PLUS the locals just hate travellers

Source: Above Us Only
Source: Above Us Only
Source: Overland Undersea
Source: Overland Undersea

Obviously, all those smiles are faked.

So, there you go.

Now, why anyone would want to explore a land of golden pagodas, floating villages, delicious food and kind, welcoming people? Beats us.

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Written by: Vandita Jadeja

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