After years of international isolation, Burma is very much back on the map. Go now and you will find a country still unaffected by the mass tourism which has changed so much in neighbouring Thailand. From crumbling colonial architecture to the towering golden Shwedagon Paya, Yangon is a tropical metropolis that is very easy to love. Mandalay’s laid-back charm provides the perfect counterpoint, while the ancient temples of Bagan, stretching out across the northern plains, rival Cambodia’s Angkor for sheer grandeur. Add the peaceful Inle Lake and you have a destination unlike any other in this well-trodden corner of Asia.