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DON'T MISS: Stunning snapshots from Myanmar

Last updated on: February 4, 2013 14:45 IST

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India's very own neighbour, Myanmar has a lot to offer for your regular tourist as well as a seasoned traveller. Read on!

Myanmar may be a small country but it is one that will enthrall you. In the pages to follow we bring you colourful insights into the the country.

First up is this photograph of statues of Buddhist monks lined near a temple in Payathonzu, near the Burmese border with Thailand.

Myanmar's new government signed a ceasefire deal with New Mon State Party and its military wing, the Mon National Liberation Army, on February 1 after decades of conflict and has outlined a three-stage plan for permanent peace with all 16 of the country's ethnic rebel groups, promising of village development projects like housing, roads, water electricity and resettlement of refugees and internally displaced people.

It is in talks with investors to set up factories in former conflict areas once political deals are signed, with the promise of higher wages for the hundreds of thousands of people from Myanmar working across the border in Thailand.


Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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Buddhist devotees wait to offer gold to the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, also known as the Golden Rock Pagoda, in Mon State April 13, 2009.

Built on a granite boulder precariously balanced on the edge of a rock mountain over 3000 feet (0.9 km) above the sea level, the pagoda is a complete mystery to visitors from home and abroad.

The pagoda is estimated to weigh 19.5 tons (17,645 kg), and the granite boulder weighs 611.5 tons (554, 704 kg).


Photographs: Aung Hla Tun/Reuters

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People stand near a Ferris wheel as they celebrate the Karen New Year celebration festival in Yangon, January 12, 2013.

Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
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Monks walk across U Bein's bridge in Amarapura near Mandalay.

Photographs: Nicky Loh /Reuters

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Tourist hot air balloons float over the temple-studded plains of Bagan, military-ruled Myanmar's primary archaeological site at dawn.

Photographs: Ed Cropley/Reuters
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A fisherman mans his small boat at Inle lake in Myanmar November 4, 2009. Inle, Myanmar's second largest lake which is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hill, is one of the country's most popular tourist sites.

Photographs: Ed Cropley/Reuters

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A man rides his ox-cart near Kyuk Maung Nama Pagoda at Ngwesaung Beach.

Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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A man walks down a nearly empty road as he carries grass to feed his oxen at Myanmar's new capital Naypyidaw.

Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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A Buddhist monk smiles as he adjusts his robe while speaking with his friend at a monastery.

Photographs: Staff/Reuters
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Buddhist monks walk through the Shwe Indein Pagoda near Inle lake November 4, 2009. Inle, Myanmar's second largest lake which is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hill, is one of the country's most popular tourist sites.

Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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