Dreams of Burma: Explore the Country with this New App From National Geographic and Fotopedia

Burma is a country that, for many of us, only lives in our dreams. For years, it has been difficult for people to get into the country and experience its spectacular beauty.

Burma has long been known as a pariah state, isolated from the rest of the world with an appalling human rights record. From 1962 to 2011, the country was ruled by a military junta that suppressed almost all dissent and wielded absolute power in the face of international condemnation and sanctions. National Geographic Traveler and Fotopedia have set out to open our eyes with Dreams of Burma, an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. 

Photos from Beautiful and Magical Burma

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Daniel Heintz is a “classic nomad” traveling around the world taking photos wherever he goes. He has been to over 55 countries in the past few years and was most recently in the exotic country of Burma (also known as Myanmar). Capturing images of daily life in the land, Daniel captures some of the simplicity, beauty and struggle of the Burmese.

Photographing the Life of Orphaned Burmese Refugees

The country of Burma (currently known as Myanmar) has been going through a civil war that has lasted over 60 years. As a result of the violence, many people have had to leave their homes, their livings, and flee to forests or leave the country in order to survive.