Tourism

Mandalay Palace’s Cultural Museum to be upgraded

An interior upgrading of the cultural museum located inside the Mandalay Mya Nan San Kyaw Palace which was started in October 2016 was opened on March 24, 2017, according to the Ancient Research and National Museum (Mandalay branch). 
 
Donations for the upgrade mainly came from the families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air) and the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services. Upgrading includes creating statues of nine ministries and the dormitories. 

Vacationers flood to Gaw Yan Gyi island in holiday periods

Pathein – Many vacationers are visiting Gaw Yan Gyi Beach in Ayeyawady region, with bookings full at guest houses and nearby houses, according to locals.

Chin lake popular with Indian day-trippers

More foreign tourists visit heart-shaped Reed Lake, also known as Rih Dil Lake, in Phalan District of northern Chin State.

“Most are families come from Mizoram State in India on Sundays. Burmese visitors mainly come only in March, April or May. But the numbers are small. Transport to Chin State is difficult,” a resident of Reedkhawda said.

The journey to Reed Lake from Yangon, Mandalay or Monwya have to travel via  Kalaymyo, Sagaing Region, then take a motorbike to the lake for 90 miles. The roads have apparently improved.

Foreign tourist can visit Mogok Township

 

Foreign tourists can visit Mogok Township with permission, although it is considered a restricted area for travellers, according to Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Chinese tourists stand second of Myanmar’s top visitors’ list

Chinese tourists were the second highest number of visitors to Myanmar last year.

About 500,000 Chinese tourists visited Myanmar in 2016, a drop from the more than  800,000 who visited in 2015.

Chinese tourists mainly visited Myanmar from Muse, Laukai, Chin Shwe Haw, Lweji, Kanpiketi and Mongla. Most of them used the Muse border gate.

Ohn Maung, Minister for Hotels and Tourism said: “All people in the tourism sector need to keep the momentum up on the development of the tourism industry and share the benefits from the industry with all citizens.

Tourist arrivals reach 2.9 million last year

In 2016 there were tourist arrivals of around 2.9 million, down about 1.5 million compared to

Laos, Thailand, China, Vietnam pave way for tourism integration

BOKEO (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Under an MoU, 11 provinces across four countries have agreed to cooperate on tourism advertising, cross border facilities and tourism infrastructure development including tourism route connectivity, human resource development, and integration facilitation for international tourists.

Threats to South-East Asia’s treasures

 
South-East Asia includes at least six of the world’s 25 “biodiversity hotspots” – areas of the world with an exceptional concentration of species, which are also under serious threat.
 

Myanmar to promote outbound tourism

AS MYANMAR opens up under its democratically elected civilian government, the nation recently initiated its efforts to promote outbound tourism, according to the Union of Myanmar Travel Association.

Pearls dominate tourism in Myeik

Beautiful islands in the Myeik archipelago host pearl fishing, which inhibits the development of touris