Are Monasteries Myanmar's Next Great Hotels? (photos)

Since Myanmar threw open its doors to international tourists several years ago, the Southeast Asian dictatorship has been a huge draw for travelers looking to take a step back in time and explore the country's phenomenal landscape. Though the corrupt government running the country formerly known as Burma has hustled to build out a modern tourism infrastructure -- over 70 hotels are currently under construction according to Travel Daily News -- Myanmar is running out of rooms near its most famous attractions, notably Inle Lake.In an effort to welcome tourists -- and foreign currency -- the government announced on Monday that it has reached out to monasteries in the Inle Lake region and asked them to open rooms for tourists.

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