I visited Myanmar in July of 2014, it was hard then for me to put a finger on the feel of the country and what I felt about the experience. It's an understated place to visit in many respects, there just isn't as much tourism infrastructure so even the city centers can feel quite rugged when compared to neighboring Thailand.
Moreover, if you could ignore the gilded pagodas or statues, many of the most iconic landmarks are almost subtle in their presentation - they're still there primarily for the use of everyday people and not totally overwhelmed with touristic intent.
The Lunar Calendar plays an important part of daily life in Myanmar
Getting around wasn't too difficult, there were some quirks I had read about before my visit but which weren't exactly the gospel truth when I got there - such as needing only a stash of crisp, like-new US dollar bills as the only form of accepted currency.
In fact, it was difficult to get the correct change using US$!
One of the highlights of my itinerary was a stay in Bagan, sometimes referred to as Pagan if that's not confusing enough.
You might already be familiar with Bagan, with the popular choice of hot air balloon rides over stunning vistas of pagodas and temples being a common tourism trope for former Burma.
A great place to explore, with thousands of pagodas and temples to discover on foot, by bicycle, horseback, motor chauffeur driven, whatever. The expanse is vast and I didn't bump into many other tourists during my visit.