Travel Sector Updates

Myanmar receives half a million day trip tourists in seven months this year

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From April 1 to October 4 this year, around half a million day trip tourists visited Myanmar via Tachilake border gate, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.

The exact number is 478,965 and most of them are Thailand and third countries’ citizens. There are 3,910 tourists via Mai Phyat-Kyai Tone route and 3,766 tourists via air through Tachilake using visa.

Most of the day trip visitors often go to Tarlot Market, Bayint Naung statue, Mahar Myatmuni Buddha image, Wan Kaung Market, Ko Myo Shin Spirit Shrine, Shwedigone Pogoda replica, Myo lel Dhamar Yone building, Badaung village, Nagar Hna Kaung Monastery, Quanyin Chinese Temple and Kyauk Tan Market—all of them are popular places in the city Tachilake.

Overnight staying tourists often visit Buddha Footprint Pagoda, Zedangyi Monestary, Sandawshin Sone Taung Pagoda, Buddha garden at the entrance of the city, Mahar Myatmuni Buddha image, Ho Khone Monastery, Mya Payar Monastery, Kyaing Yin Monastery, Watt Inn Monastery, Sontaung Pagoda, Kaumsari Pagoda, Yankon Monastery, Parliang Monastery, Standing Buddha statue, Thitdabin Mountain, Kabaraye Pagoda, Yanlaw village and Koe Htat waterfall—popular tourist destinations in Mai Phyat.

To explore beautiful places, nature’s beauty, wild life, and unique and different culture and life style of indigenous people, tourists visit Myanmar via international airports and border gates.

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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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