Tourism

Dhammayangyi Zedi in Bagan gets criticisms

Bagan- Dhammayangyi Zedi in Bagan in the ancient cultural heritage zone has recently got much criticism over the creation of a small garden in front of the Zedi.

Tourism industry to oppose $1,000 show-money policy

Despite Myanmar’s plans to let tourists from Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Macao enjoy visa free visits, a planned directive requiring tourists to have US$1,000 in

Tourist arrivals rise in Mandalay’s Khuthodaw Pagoda

MANDALAY- Even though it is the rainy season, nearly 550 foreign tourists per day visit Khuthodaw Pagoda which is also called Mahalawka Marazein Pagoda in Mandalay.
 

Myanmar has 1,666 licensed hotels with over 66,900 rooms

The whole country had 1,666 licensed hotels with 66,913 rooms up to June this year, and the number of hotels has increased by over 510 over the past three years, according to figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Yangon city has the largest number with 399 hotels (20,845 rooms), followed by Mandalay with 215 (8,940 rooms), Taunggyi/Inlay with 148 (4,483 rooms) and Bagan/Nyaung with 85 (2,919 rooms).

Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore most attractive to Myanmar visitors

Out of 14 visa-free Asean countries, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore have been the most attractive to Myanmar and the number of visitors is on the increase, according to Myanmar Tourism Federation.

More Myanmar people go to 14 Asean countries including Brunei and Cambodia that allow visa exemption. Among them, Thailand is on the top list, followed by Vietnam and Singapore.

Feasibility study conducted to turn Nyaung-U airport into green one

A feasibility study has been conducted in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to upgrade Nyaung-U Airport near Bagan ancient cultural region into a green airport, said Win Khant, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

The plan was initiated by the ministry and JICA as Myanmar tries to enlist Bagan region as UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site. The feasibility study was financed by JICA.

Ancient Bagan region sees over 200,000 visitors in four months

More than 200,000 local and foreign visitors entered ancient Bagan region in four months this year, accor

Kawthaung islands attracts more foreign visitors

Islands in Kawthaung such as Kyat Mauk Island, 115 miles island and Nyaung Oo Phee island famous for diving and adventure trips attract more and more foreign visitors each year.
Last year, over 300,000 international tourists visited Myeik archipelago and brought in Ks.63.3 million according to assistant director of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (Kawthaung).

Hotel occupancy rate along Ngapali beach declines by 11 percent

Although there have been more than 900 hotel rooms along the Ngapali Beach in Thandwe, Rakhine State, decreased number of visitors made the average occupancy rate decline by 11 percent in 2017 c

Hotels, guest houses mushroom nationwide

Up until March this year, there had been 1,628 hotels and guest houses with 65,470 rooms across Myanmar, according to Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.