Rudyard Kipling, Letters from the East (1898)
Myanmar’s dramatic landscapes are endlessly diverse. Imposing mountain chains tower over fertile expanses, threading between them, the mighty Ayeyarwady River. Miles of untouched coastline promise blissful isolation to the sun worshipper, while lush rain-forest provides a home to abundant species of rare animals and birds. And across the country, the countless temples, pagodas and stupas and a secretive civilisation teems with life.