Visitors to Bagan increased by 8%

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Sep 2016

By Yadana | Photo by Phoe Nyan

The number of visitors to the ancient city in Central Myanmar this year has increased about eight percent compare to the same period last year, according to the local newspaper Daily Eleven.

As of August 8 this year, 160,000 visitors came to Bagan and the amount was increased about 8% more than the same period of 2015.

An official from the hotels and tourism ministry said the authorities expected about 300,000 visitors to Bagan in 2016 and its tourism industry cannot be harm though the recent earthquake has damaged the region.

Due to the 6.8 magnitude quake hit on August 24, nearly 400 of more than 3,000 temples and pagodas from Bagan were damaged and some sites have been closed to visitors.

The ministry is working with the Japan International Cooperation Agency for the safety of travellers in the region.

Ref: Daily Eleven

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