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Yangon Regional Government works on walking tour in Yangon

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Yangon Regional Parliament is working on walking tours and the route for local and foreing visitors, according to Naw Pann Thinzar Myo, Regional Minister of Karen Ethnic Affairs, at Yangon Regional Parliament.

Some prominent and historical buildings and sites such as Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Maharbandula Park, Supreme Court, Telecom office building, Myanmar Port Authority,
Armenian Church, Secretariat Office, and St. Mary Church, will be included in the route of walking tour.


Visitors to Yangon include both Free Independent Traveler (FIT) and Package Tour Traveler, who often visit religious sites, colonial era building, park and other interesting places in six downtown townships.



Tour companies are selling walking tour package. Meanwhile,
Yangon Heritage Trust, led by a historian Thant Myint-U, grandson of former UN general secretary U Thant, has been offering working tour promoting conservation of historical buildings, Naw Pan Thin Zar Myo said at the Parliament.
            She was responding to Daw Kyi Pyar, a lawmaker at Yangon Regional Parliament, who questioned the regional government on its plans to promote tourism in the city.

 

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Theingi Htun is a journalist who worked for two years at Yangon Times Journal and Flower News. She also worked for two years at Democracy Today News as Senior Journalist. She wrote many articles about culture, the travel sector and lifestyle stories too. Now she is working at My Magical Myanmar as a travel writer and social media executive."

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