Tourist no-go zones unchanged: ministry

The list of no-go zones for foreigners and tourists will remain unchanged, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

The Commander-in-Chief's Office and the military-controlled Ministry of Home Affairs sent a directive to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in December last year about the restricted areas where foreigners' safety cannot be guaranteed.

“The list remains the same. We cannot comment when it will be lifted. I think it will take time,” said Myint Htwe, a senior official from the tourism ministry.

Chin tourism needs govt support

Visitors to Chin State have increased each year, yet the region’s tourism needs the government’s support in order to thrive, according to the Mountain Ecosystem Conservation Association in Mindat Township.

Tourist arrivals fall by 200,000

More than 1.9 

Balloons mark 19 years of floating

As part of the celebration of 19th international hot air balloons festival, several of them flew over Mandalay’s famous U Pain Bridge.

More visitors from Singapore expected

May Myat Mon, chairwoman for Myanmar Tourism Marketing, says more Singaporeans are expected to visit after visa exemption for 30-day trips has been introduced.

MPs back Mekong tourism deal

The Union Parliament has 

Tourists arrivals from Tachilek border crossing increase

More than 40,000 tourists visited Myanmar from the Tachilek border crossing according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Beach bosses hope to boost tourism

Government representatives and the tourism development committee at Ngayoatkaung beach in Ngapudaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region, has met MPs to plan a scheme to boost visitor numbers. 

The main obstacles faced in tourism development were limited accommodation for foreigners, reliable electricity and transport, according to Win Soe from the tourism committee.

"Vehicles cannot reach one resort and no visitors come although it has many attractions,” said Win Soe.

Taungthaman and U Pain Bridge get a tourism boost


More than 1,000 tourists per day are already visiting Taungthaman Lake and U Pain Bridge, which are tourist destinations in the Mandalay Region, according to the Taungthaman Boat Association.

Since the beginning of October, tourist arrivals rose rapidly to between 1,000 and 1,200 per day at Taungthaman Lake and U Pain Bridge.

Nyaungshwe to open night market for tourism

Nyaungshwe Township in southern Shan State will spend about K200 million to open a grand night market early next year as a tourist attraction as well as for regional development, according to Myanmar Restaurant Owners Association (Inlay Zone).