Myanmar (Burma): Triumph of the Spirit
Faith and quiet devotion is a way of life in this reclusive nation, once known as Burma, shackled by military dictatorship and repression. More than 85% of the population practice Buddhism. On the path to enlightment, they make daily visits to such historic religious sites as the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
The image of Bhutan as a mystical Shangri-La still exists. Here, Buddhism is more than a religion, it's a lifestyle. From fluttering prayer flags to prayer wheels, worship to Lord Buddha permeates every aspect of life in an ancient world of magic and mystery that is nearly untouched by the modern age.