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December 11, 2019

Tachilek border gate welcomes over 1 mln tourists in Jan-Nov

Tourists enjoy the culture and tradition of Myanma ethnic people.   Photo: MOHT
Tourists enjoy the culture and tradition of Myanma ethnic people.  Photo: MOHT

Myanmar received 27,047 international visitors through the Tachilek border gate between 8 and 14 November. Most of them were Thailand citizens. Other third citizens also visited well-known destinations in Myanmar through the Tachilek border checkpoint for day trips and overnight stays, according to the Immigration Department.
According to data from the department, over 1 million foreigners visited Myanmar through the Tachilek border gate from 1 January to 14 November. Of them, 52,834 tourists visited Myanmar on free visas.
Day-trippers mostly visit Tarlaw market, Bayintnaung statue, Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, Wankaung market, Koemyoshin spirit house, replica of Shwedagon Pagoda, Padaung village, Myanmar monasteries and Chinese temples in Tachilek Town. Lantaung day trips include Mailing monastery, ancient pagodas, temples, and ethnic villages.
As for overnight travellers, they usually visit pagodas, temples, monasteries, markets, villages, and other destinations in Mongphyat and Kengtung townships, such as Mhaha Myat Muni pagoda, Wat Inn monastery, Koehtet waterfall in Kengtung.
Afterwards, they travel to Heho-Yangon-Mandalay-Lashio by flight.
Under an arrangement with the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar received a total of 492 tourists, who traveled to the country on board 140 cars and 156 motorcycles, through Myawady, Tamu, and other border checkpoints between 1 January and 14 November.
Myanmar’s natural beauty, scenic views, tourist attractions, and diverse lifestyles and cultures of the ethnic people attract international visitors to the country. —MOHT (Translated by La Wonn)

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