The number of travelers visiting Zalone Mountain in Bamauk Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region has declined since January, according to the Zalone Off-road Passenger Transporation Service Association.
“Over 2,000 locals visited Zalone daily in December, 2018. However, there have been only 1,000 local visitors since January,” said U Win Naing, the head of the association.
“The number of local travelers has declined these days compared to previous years because of the hot weather as well as school examinations. People mostly visit the mountain on Saturdays and Sundays,” he added.
The team currently has about 160 vehicles plying to Zalone mountain. They take 15 passengers per trip, and charge K6,000 per passenger for a round trip. In 2018, more than 200,000 local and foreign travelers visited Zalone.
—Ko Min (Indaw) (Translated by Hay Mar)