Myanmar is the last of the truly magical destinations of the Orient, a Technicolor glimpse of Old Asia perfumed with sandalwood and spiced with ginger. It is one of the most devoutly Buddhist nations on earth, a land of glistening gilded pagodas and hand-carved sandstone temples tended by hushed, saffron-robed monks. The gentle hospitality of the Burmese people knows few limits. And for all this, and more, the world's adventurous travelers should be grateful. Journey with James Pham as he spends three Burmese weeks in the Golden Land.