A lot of travellers say that Burma (Myanmar) is the “most beautiful country in the world”, having in mind the incredible postcard views of Bagan temples or Inle lake. But Burma is first of all a huge terra incognita, which was closed for tourism for long time. The aim of the authoritarian military regime was to avoid “Thailandisation” of the country and the “Laos syndrome”, meaning the pillaging of a huge part of the cultural heritage. For now, this policy has succeeded: many temples and other sites remain untouched. But it is quite difficult to travel away from the major big tourist spots. Burma is a country that still holds many, many secrets.