Ban Bwe Gyin waterfall in Nawnghkio set to be new travel spot

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Tourists stand for a photograph on a ledge protuding along the Ban Bwe Gyin waterfall in Nawngkhio Township in Northern Shan State. photo:

The Department of Hotels and Tourism (Upper Myanmar) will arrange regular trips to the Ban Bwe Gyin waterfall in Nawnghkio Township, Northen Shan State, as part of efforts for promoting the waterfall as a new destination for travellers. The waterfall is located 23 miles far from PyinOoLwin in the Ban Bwe Kyin village-tract of Nawnghkio Township, which shares a border with PyinOoLwin and Madaya townships.
An elephant camp will be set up near the waterfall, where visitors can also enjoy the natural scenic beauty of nearby mountain ranges. “The new destination will attract tourists as a water-related recreation site. Visitors will also get to see the natural beauty of PyinOolwin. We are planning trips to the natural and untouched waterfall. We will ensure the safety of visitors,” said U San Yu, the Director of the Department of Hotels and Tourism (Upper Myanmar).
Mandalay Region is planning to create a new trip wherein travellers can explore scenic spots, ancient culture, and take part in adventure activities.
“Mandalay and Bagan have several cultural heritage sites. Tourists will be bored if they have to visit pagodas and historical places only. Tourists from eastern countries are flowing into Myanmar and we need to draw their attention and satisfy them. Therefore, we have to create new destinations for tourists,” he added. According to data from the Mandalay Region’s Department of Hotels and Tourism, a total of 67,204 tourists have visited Mandalay. Among them, 43,509 were from Asian countries. Of the Asian visitors, there were 31,968 visitors from China, 1,729 from Japan, 1, 711 from South Korea, and 2,626 from Thailand.
The Ban Bwe Gyin waterfall has become famous since 2018. Thus, there are plans to construct the Mandalay-Mogok road section, which is about 9 miles from Inma village. About K30 million has been allocated for building toilets and towers.

—Aung Thant khine
(Translated by La Wonn)

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