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May 20, 2019

Colonial buildings, trishaw rides draw tourists to Katha, Sagaing Region

Tourists enjoy riding trishaws to tour Katha, Sagaing Region. Photo: Ngwe Oe (Katha)
Tourists enjoy riding trishaws to tour Katha, Sagaing Region. Photo: Ngwe Oe (Katha)

Katha in Sagaing Region has seen an increasing number of tourists keen on visiting colonial buildings described in the ‘Burmese Days’ by George Orwell.
Trishaw rides, tours of buildings dating back to the colonial era, and cruises on the Ayeyawady River are attracting travellers, according to a local tourism agency.
“They love to visit areas which can be reached within one hour from the ship. They also like cruising along the river, enjoying the sunset, watching the Ayeyawady dolphins in the river, and the daily life of the local people,” said a local tourism agent. Tourist arrivals in Sagaing Region have increased from 385,031 in 2016 to 483,784 in 2017, and 492,097 in 2018.—Ngwe Oe (Katha)/(Translated by Tun Tun Naing)

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