Four Malaysian tourists explored Myanmar on motorbikes, travelling along the Hpa An-Kyaithtiyo-Nay Pyi Taw-Inlay-Mandalay-Pagan-Kalay- Tamu route from 16 to 25 September. They entered Myanmar from Thailand via the Myawady border gate and exited into India via Chin State.
Their tour was arranged by the Shwezin-Yeitnyein tour company. Myanmar’s peak tourist season has just begun, and the volume of tourist groups and individual travellers is expected to rise drastically.
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and local tour companies have also made it possible for foreign tourists to enter and exit Myanmar by car, motorcycle and bicycle at border gates.
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Htay Aung said that more than 3.08 million tourists visited Myanmar as of September this year. He added that if the momentum persists, Myanmar may receive more than its target of 4.5 million visitors during 2015.
Daw Khin Than Win, director of the Tourism Promotion and International Relations Department under the ministry said she “ambitiously expects Myanmar to welcome 5 million visitors this year.”
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism