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
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
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.