THE number of day-trippers who entered Myanmar from Tachilek border between April and second week of October exceeded 400,000, according to the official figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Those holidaymakers visited the town’s famous destinations for same day return visit and overnight trip. Popular destinations cover Talaw Market, Mahamyatmuni Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda, National Race villages and Chinese temples. Between 29 September and 12 October, 292 international visitors comprising 178 day-trippers entered the country through Tachilek cross-border point. Most of the foreign travelers are from Thailand.
International visitors continue to enter the country from all points of entries to enjoy beautiful landscapes and natural scenic views of the country along the mountain ranges, archeological and historical sites as well as to observe a diverse range of customs, traditions and lifestyle of ethnic people.
To enhance the country’s tourism industry, the Hotels and Tourism Ministry is cooperating with the related ministries, tourism organization and non-governmental organizations, implementing community-based tourism, eco-tourism, marine tourism, etc. The ministry is also promoting cross-border trip plans as a popular trend.