Bagan welcomes 450,000+ domestic tourists

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Flocks of domestic travellers seen in Bagan.

More than 450,000 visitors across Myanmar travelled the Bagan Ancient Cultural Zone last year, according to Assistant Director U Myo Min Aung of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism (Bagan Branch).
The assistant director stated: “From 1 January to 25 December 2023, we received 457,956 domestic tourists. Lawkananda, Shwezigon and Ananda pagodas were among the most visited.”
He noted that even the Sinbyushin Temple, typically drawing limited interest from travellers, had experienced a surge in visitors.
“The temple could be called a Sangha University during the Bagan era, accommodating nearly 4,000 monks in its heyday. U Kyipwe Pond near Culamani Pagoda became popular among visitors, too,” he added.
Bagan is one of Myanmar’s major tourist destinations and remains bustling with visitors across the country year-round, especially during public holidays.
Renowned for its intact ancient religious buildings, Bagan continues to attract both domestic and international travellers. The Bagan Ancient Cultural Zone has 89 hotels, motels and guesthouses, and 24 municipal guesthouses. — ASH/NT

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