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.
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.
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.