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April 20, 2019

Tourist arrivals via Tachilek border reach almost 22,900 in one week

Tuk-tuk takes tourists to Tachilek.  Photo: Supplied
Tuk-tuk takes tourists to Tachilek.  Photo: Supplied

Tachilek, a Myanmar-Thailand border, hosted nearly 22,900 international visitors during a week between 5 and 11 April, according to the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism (Tachilek branch office).
The figures included about 21,200 Thai people plus 343 visitors from third world countries paid one-day trip within Tachilek border town, while over 230 foreign travelers joined Mongphyat-Kengtung trip.
According to an official data, there were more than one million foreigners visiting the country via the Tachilek border from 1 April, 2018, through 4 April, 2019. They visited the well-known destinations across Tachilek, including Lwemwe area, Pintauk Waterfall, Talaw market, Bayintnaung statue, Wankaung market, Koemyosin spirit house, the replica of Shwedagon Pagoda, Koehtet Waterfall, Padaung Village, Chinese temples and Buddhist monasteries.
The development of border tourism tops the government’s list of priorities. This kind of service business is believed to help the country raise their earnings obtained from natural environment and a wide variety of tangible and intangible cultural heritages.—GNLM (Translated by Khaing Thanda Lwin)

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