October 20, 2017

Car convoys popular among foreign tourists

A caravan of tourists taking Muse-Lashoi-Pyin Oo Lwin-Mandalay-Gantgaw-Kalay road to reach Tamu.
A caravan of tourists taking Muse-Lashoi-Pyin Oo Lwin-Mandalay-Gantgaw-Kalay road to reach Tamu.

THE Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has said that the number of groups of foreign tourists visiting Myanmar in car or motorcycle convoys is continuing to increase as the peak tourist season is now in full swing.
Private travel company Diethelm Travel Myanmar Tourism Co., Ltd arranged a 10-day trip for two Britons from 6-16 October. The pair entered Myanmar by car via the southeast border town of Myawaddy in Kayin State. They then travelled across the Myawaddy-Phaan-Yangon-Meikhtila-Pagan-Mandalay-Kalaw-Inlay-Kyaingtong route before leaving Myanmar through the eastern border town of Tacheleik in Shan State.
Bright View Travels & Tours Co. Ltd arranged a trip between 6-9 October for eight Indian citizens travelling in two cars. The group entered via Muse, which is close to Myanmar’s border with China. They took the Muse-Lashoi-Pyin Oo Lwin-Mandalay-Gantgaw-Kalay route and left Myanmar from western border town of Tamu in Chin State.
The ministry announced earlier this month that Myanmar is on track to receive the targeted figure of 4.5 international arrivals in the 2015-16 financial year.

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism

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