The easing of travel restrictions for U.S. citizen to Burma, also known as Myanmar will made it easier than ever to explore the wonders of the long-closed country. 

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday that the U.S. will begin to lessen travel rules for the first time since the 1990's, when the nation was unofficially closed to tourism after the imprisonment of democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

After Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy parliamentary victory on Sunday, the LA Times reported that Asia's Intrepid Travel tour company has doubled the number of tours it leads to Burma. Many of the company's Best of Burma tours have already sold out.

With the Western world finally turning its eyes toward Burma, the county is ready for its moment in the spotlight. Here are five reasons to visit Burma now.

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