A largely rural country with an abundance of natural resources. The country possesses large forests, precious gems, as well as offshore oil and gas reserves. The country's scenic natural landscape, diverse wildlife, ancient ruins and Buddhist temples are key tourist attractions.
Despite its historical name change from Rangoon and the loss of its status as the country’s capital, Yangon is effortlessly still the most popular part of Myanmar. This is hardly shocking, however, as the region has continuously enchanted people worldwide with its scenic views, cultural offerings and architectural wonders since its birth in the 18th century. It is also Myanmar’s largest city, a fact that is complemented by its identity as the main driver of the country’s economy.