Perhaps one of the more traditional Asian countries, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) presents a perfect opportunity to delve into rural life like you’ve just stepped into a National Geographic magazine. Whether you take a peaceful journey down the river or a hike through the pine forest, you’ll definitely leave a piece of your heart in the country. With only a handle of tourist traps, it’s a lot easier to fall off the beaten track and uncover hidden gems. It’s not a party destination but a place of pure discovery and intrigue. You might find this works heavily in your favour, especially if your main reason for travelling to Southeastern Asia is to learn about the culture and appreciate all it has to offer.