Two areas in Kayah State were removed
from the prohibited list for foreign travellers and the travellers are now allowed
to visit there without permission according to the statement recently released
by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
In addition to, Pan Pet and Taneelale
villages which are established as community based tourism areas, the towns of
Bawlakhe, Hpasaung, and Mese on the trading route between Myanmar and Thailand
are now open for travelers to visit, said the statement.
“It was previously necessary to get
permission through a written application, which means it was not convenient for
an application submitted in a tight time-frame.
That’s why all departments concerned
discussed and decided to do this,” said U Lin Zaw Htut, assistant director of
Kayah State Hotels and Tourism Department.
In the CBT site of Pan Pet Village,
opportunities to study Padaung ethnic people, their culture, lifestyle, and
traditional weaving ways, foods and
music and dance are available for the interests of local and foreign travllers.
Via the village, travellers are able to go to Seven Stages Lake, Htipwint Lake,
Ngwe Taung Dam and Demoso Market.
A Kayah documentary, “To Be
Discovered: Kayah State, Myanmar”, won the 2017 Diamond Award of Golden City
Gate Awards at ITB in Germany. Kayah State received over 30,000 local travellers