CBT in Thandaunggyi has become popular this year

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Photo shows Naw Bu Baw prayer mountain of Thandaung Gyi in Kayin State.  Photo: Supplied
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Photo shows Naw Bu Baw prayer mountain of Thandaung Gyi in Kayin State.  Photo: Supplied

More local visitors flock to Thandaunggyi this year as Community Based Tourism (CBT) is developing in the township and return of the peace to the area eased travel restrictions.
Visitors to Thandaunggyi daily increased due to consequences of peace process in the State. Upon travel permit from the regional government and related organizations, local visitors and tourists can observe indigenous culture and tradition and give a tour to coffee plantation and other crop farms, hot spring, waterfall, Naw Bu Baw Hill station, etc.
Thandaunggyi is one of the less well known of the hill stations established during British colonial rule. The place was listed on Myanmar’s tourist attractions during a declaration of Visit Myanmar Year in 1996. Number of visitors to Thandaunggyi increased from three digits to five digits in 2012. CBT was implemented in Thandaunggyi in December 2014.
Thandaunggyi Tourism Development Working Group and local stake holders managed to develop socio-economy of the local residents, creating job opportunities and providing facilities to the travelers.
With rich nature attractions and indigenous culture, Kayin State attracted over 187,660 tourists and over 505,260 local visitors as of September this year.
Inflow of day trippers to Kayin State increased this year. In the peak season, many tourists visit Hpa-An, the capital of Kayin State. Mount Zwegabin, Kyauk Kalap, Paddamya Cave, Saddan Cave, Kawt Gun Cave, Bayit Nyi Naung Cave, Hot Spring are also famous tourist spots in the State.


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