Tourism

Irrawaddy dolphin protection area extended

The part of the Ayeyawady River between Htigyaing and Shweku towns has been designated as an extended section of the Irrawaddy dolphin protection area, according to the Fisheries Department.

Hotels and Tourism Ministry takes measures to prevent economic monopoly on Taninthayi islands

Hotel and tourism services on the islands of Taninthayi Region are being provided in line with the instructions of relevant government ministries, while the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is also taking systematic measures to prevent companies' monopolisation, said Union Minister Ohn Maung.

Shite Htet waterfall attracts foreigners and locals

 

Amata Holding Public Co begins share sales

Amata Holding Public Company Ltd doing business mainly in hotel and tourism industry has started selling shares worth K2 million to public members.

Share sales were held at Sedona Hotel in Yangon on August 26. The company is due to sell shares not only to Myanmar citizens but also to foreigners, said company chairman Win Aung.

Foreign tourists allowed visiting in Ruby Land

MANDALAY- The government officially allowed foreign tourists to visit “Ruby Land” Mogok Township, Mandalay Region since the beginning of August, says MP Saw Thaung Tin from No.2 Constituency in Mogok Township.
 
The foreign tourists were banned from visiting to Mogok Township since the beginning of ex-government to incumbent government time.
 

Dhammayangyi Zedi in Bagan gets criticisms

Bagan- Dhammayangyi Zedi in Bagan in the ancient cultural heritage zone has recently got much criticism over the creation of a small garden in front of the Zedi.

Tourism industry to oppose $1,000 show-money policy

Despite Myanmar’s plans to let tourists from Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Macao enjoy visa free visits, a planned directive requiring tourists to have US$1,000 in

Tourist arrivals rise in Mandalay’s Khuthodaw Pagoda

MANDALAY- Even though it is the rainy season, nearly 550 foreign tourists per day visit Khuthodaw Pagoda which is also called Mahalawka Marazein Pagoda in Mandalay.
 

Myanmar has 1,666 licensed hotels with over 66,900 rooms

The whole country had 1,666 licensed hotels with 66,913 rooms up to June this year, and the number of hotels has increased by over 510 over the past three years, according to figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Yangon city has the largest number with 399 hotels (20,845 rooms), followed by Mandalay with 215 (8,940 rooms), Taunggyi/Inlay with 148 (4,483 rooms) and Bagan/Nyaung with 85 (2,919 rooms).

Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore most attractive to Myanmar visitors

Out of 14 visa-free Asean countries, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore have been the most attractive to Myanmar and the number of visitors is on the increase, according to Myanmar Tourism Federation.

More Myanmar people go to 14 Asean countries including Brunei and Cambodia that allow visa exemption. Among them, Thailand is on the top list, followed by Vietnam and Singapore.