This Southeast Asian country has only recently opened up its tourism market, and still retains much of its traditional charm, along with kindhearted people. Because of its late blooming, luxury tourism is still very much a burgeoning market. Still, there are a few hotels that stand out above the rest in terms of provisions, facilities, and service. The Strand, a century-old hotel on the Yangon River, is Myanmar’s most famous hotel, favored by dignitaries who visit the country. The Governor’s Residence is another such blast from the past, dating back to the 1920s, situated in the Yangon’s popular Embassy Quarter. The opulent Aureum Palace is for those who wish to explore Myanmar’s history even further, set in one of the country’s most ancient kingdoms.