Domestic visitors flocking to Twinma Lake in high season

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Twinma Lake in Kani Township, Sagaing Region, the main source for natural spirulina in Myanmar. Photo : Ko Min (Indaw)

Located beside the Monywa-Yagyi-Kalewa Road in Kani Township of Sagaing Region, the Twinma Lake is packed with local visitors this peak season, according to residents. Earlier, the Twinma Lake was famous for its production of natural Spirulina, a blue-green algae. The production of Spirulina has stopped since 2017. Since then, residents have created recreation sites around the lake, which is surrounded by coconut trees. Zaw Myo Maung from Twinhte Village said the area saw only a handful of domestic visitors in 2015 and 2016.
“The number of visitors to the lake is gradually increasing year by year. In the current peak season, around 100 visitors came to the lake every day to enjoy its natural beauty. The lake is hosting more visitors, especially on public and school holidays,” he said. “For the time being, the arrivals of tourists to the lake is relatively low.
The number of visitors is expected to increase once there is easy transportation access,” he said. Residents in the area mainly rely on the lake for their livelihood.

—Ko Min (Indaw) (Translated by Khaing Thandar Lwin)

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