Eight more tourism companies increase this year in Myeik District

Colorful fish, corals and sponges on the coral reef in Kawthoung, Taninthayi Region.  Photo: Kyaw Han  (MOHT)
Colorful fish, corals and sponges on the coral reef in Kawthoung, Taninthayi Region.  Photo: Kyaw Han (MOHT)

With eight more local tourism companies running in Myeik District, there are a total of 26 enterprises so far, according to Myeik District Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
The Myeik archipelago in Taninthayi Region has become a new tourist destination to the local travelers as well as the tourists as the visitors are interested in eco-tourism sites.
They enjoy watching scenic beauty along the coast such as coral reefs and mangroves and exploring a diverse species of birds and aquatic animals and traditional culture.
To accommodate increasing number of visitors to the Myeik Archipelago, more than 200 hotel rooms will be added in the coming high season starting in October and November, said U Hlwan Moe, in charge of the Kawthoung District Directorate of Hotels and Tourism under the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
There are more than 800 islands in Taninthayi Region, consisting of untouched islands.
More than 14,190 tourists were flowed into Myeik area in 2016 and over 10,830 tourists entered Myeik District so far, according to Myeik District Directorate of Hotels and Tourism. —Htet Myat

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