A picture of Myanmar should be included in the encyclopedia explanation of resilience. Whilst today the country is known as the land of golden pagodas, endless temples and sunrises and sets so rich in colour that you wonder if you’re still on Earth. Up until 2011, Myanmar was rather the land of one of the most abusive and oppressive military regimes in the world. While the country still has many problems to fix, there is an impalpable yet rich energy of hope and possibility that lingers across the country and emanates from the beauty of it’s people and landscapes. What follows is 10 of the most beautiful places that I discovered on my Discover Myanmar trip with Geckos Adventures where you can get a taste of this inspirational energy for yourself. So move over Jordan Belfort, there’s a new motivational speaker in town and it’s Myanmar-vellous!