OVER 687,000 foreign day-trippers visited Myanmar from Tachileik, a cross-border gate between Thailand and Myanmar, since April, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Between 1 April and 14 December of this year, the number of international day-trippers reached 687,235, who visited Talaw Market, Mahamyatmini Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda, ethnic villages and Chinese temples.
In the second week of this month, a total of 160 foreign travellers toured the country through Tachilek and visited the town’s popular destinations for a one-day trip.
Concerted efforts are being made to extend more
nature-based tourism development projects nationwide and development of cross-border trips is high on the government’s list of priorities, said a spokespersons of the ministry.
Myanmar’s archaeological sites, mountain ranges, natural forests, beaches, ancient monuments, and a diverse range of traditions and lifestyles of ethnic tribes are popular among foreigners.