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Friday, 1st January 2016

The Guardian

This mammoth round-up of the hottest tickets for 2016 collects all the exciting events, grand openings, centenaries, anniversaries, and special occasions of all kinds worldwide. Burma makes it onto the list thanks to its recent election result, which saw the pro-democracy NLD storm to victory over the country's military dictatorship - which seems prepared to finally hand over the reins to a civilian government.

Most commentators believe that this election signals a turning point in Burma's history, making 2016 an incredibly exciting time to visit the country as it fires up the engines of change. Our Southern Burma Uncovered itinerary gets an honourable mention as a fantastic introduction to some of the lesser-known corners of the country.

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