October 20, 2017

Tachilek checkpoint receives more than 9,000 tourists so far

Tourists visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Photo: Phoe Khwar

Number of tourists entering Myanmar through Tachilek land point of entry reached 9,007 between 1 April and 10 August in current FY, including same day return visit and overnight trip, according to the news released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
From 4 July to 10 August, 378 tourists visited Myanmar through Tachilek gate.
Tourists enter Myanmar through both international airports and border gates. Foreigners want to explore the country’s natural scenic views along the mountain ranges, archeological and historical sites and diversity of culture, lifestyles and tradition of ethnic people.
To enhance tourism industry, Hotels and Tourism Ministry is cooperating with the related ministries, Hotels and Tourism Associations, NGOs and INGOs. In addition, the ministry is creating new tourism plans- community-based tourism, eco-tourism, marine based tourism, etc. The ministry is also promoting cross-border trip plans as a popular trend worldwide.
Tourists flocked to Myanmar mostly via these border land points of entry: Tamu, Muse, Tachilek, Myawady and Keng Tung.
Same day return visitors went to Tar Lot market, Bayintnaung stature, Mahar Muni pagoda, Shwedagon pagoda, the national ethnic village, Arr Khar market in Tachilek town.
Meanwhile, the overnight trippers went to the famous pagodas in Mong Phyat town and Keng Tung town.

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