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Published on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:56
A foreign visitor seen on the Yangon's circular train (Photo - EMG)
More foreign visitors have been taking Yangon’s circular train for city tours, according to the Myanmar Railway Central Station.
It said that 14,854 foreign visitors took the train from May to end-November, earning the railways US$100,618.
“Foreigners are not only taking the circular train but they are also enjoying express trains from Yangon to other parts of Myanmar these days. It used to be about 30 tourists who took the circular train. Now at lease 50-70 tourists have been taking the circular train,” ticket salesman Khin Maung Htay said.
Myanmar is renovating the stations as well as upgrading train cars.
The fare is 100 kyats (about 11 US cents) for local passengers and 850 kyats ($1) for foreigners.
The circular trains go around the city 21 times a day.
“I am taking the train because it is interesting. It is mentioned in the guidebook. Taking the train can make me enjoy the scenery of Yangon. However, it should run on time,” an unnamed Canadian tourist said.
“It will be better, by adding good quality seats. Or it should have special cars for tourists. That would be more convenient,” an American tourist named Josh said.