Shan State Hotels and Tourism Department created and broadcasted a website on travel, namely www.visitinle.com , on the Internet on August 1.
The website publishes articles and locations of destinations for local and foreign travellers, natural scenery, waterfalls, caves, local ethic people and their culture, licensed hotels and guesthouses, travel agencies, and restaurants.
“We had been creating this website since two years ago. Now it can be officially broadcasted. The thing is to aim to enhance development of tourism industry in Shan State. We have done it in cooperation with GIZ,” said U Htin Aung Naing, director of Taunggyi branch of the Department of Hotels and Tourism.
Shan State is the biggest area among the regions and states in Myanmar. There are 33 national races living in the state. The Shan State is well-known to the world because of the ethic people’s culture and tradition, beauty of natural scenery, waterfalls, the natural heritage of Inle Lake and etc. The state has many places to visit as well as fine weather.
Even though there are many beautiful destinations in Myanmar to visit, there is now a sort of environmental challenge on human-thrown garbage that causes damage of natural resources and cultural traditions as well as environmental pollution.
Therefore, sources in the industry, travellers associations and travellers have given their constructive comments saying all bodies including local people are required to work in cooperation to avoid unnecessary environmental issues in the future.
“Some travellers throw garbage carelessly. Such behavior has been seen at local shops and conducted by the locals. Some throw garbage at the places right under the NO Dumping Garbage signs. Such behavior is concerned with one’s mind-set. Only one cannot do to conserve the beauty of environment at these places and only the ministry neither. This is a job for all the people from all sides to participate in a cooperation manner. If not, that challenge causes a damage to the nation’s image,” suggested Ko Tun Tun Min, a regular local traveller.