Travel operators have changed trip plans for globetrotters as flooding that forced temporary closures of U Bein Bridge and Innwa cultural heritage site in Mandalay as of 1 August, said a responsible person of Tour Mandalay. A stroll along U Bein Bridge is changed to a boat ride, said Ko Aung of the tour company, adding that tourists can still visit Innwa old city by horse carts or boats.
“It is allowed to enter the old city but Mae Nu Oak Kyaung is banned to visit.”
Tour operators said that tourism in Mandalay will be affected by long closures of tourist destinations.
Aung Thant Khaing