Bagan expects more visitors

The foreign tourists in Bagan. (Photo-Ko Naw/EMG)

Bagan, the country’s major tourist destination, expects to receive more international visitors than in previous years, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

The ministry’s statistics show 250,000 tourists visited the region last year.

The visitors between this January and September reached 200,000 and the year’s total was expected to hit 300,000.

The country’s high season starts in September and Bagan’s famous landmarks are already crowded with holidaymakers.

Twenty cruise ships entered the country last year and tour agencies are planning for 25 this year.

Meanwhile, the culture ministry has been trying to designate Bagan as a World Heritage Site since 2014 with many workshops and forums held.