Minbu keen on welcoming tourists in post-COVID-19 era

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Situated in the middle part of Myanmar, Minbu is a town surrounded by the Ayeyawady River in the east, the longest and the most important artery for the people in the country, and Ngaphe, Magway, Minhla and Pwintbyu townships on the other sides.
Minbu is also known as Sagu where a total of 150 villages are located with numerous cultural heritages and tourist attractions. The town is accessible all-year-round and tourists from across the world usually come and visit its preserved archaeological remains and natural rural landscapes.
Homegrown tourists annually go on a pilgrimage to the Upper Settawya and the Lower Settawya, the two footprints of the Buddha, located right beside the Mann creek. Tourist attractions of Minbu also include Mann Chaung Resort which offers elephant-ride; the beauty of Ayeyawady River and its shore; Shinpin Sakkeinte Pagoda on the top of Kaylarthaba Mountain which was believed that the Buddha rested; and the Nagapwat Mountain (Mud Volcano) which was believed to have formed from the death of two dragon (Mythical creature) siblings on their way to the Buddha by a hawk.
In the Lekine area in Minbu, Sandaku Natha Pagoda; 100-year-old Saku Yote Sone monastery and other famous stupas and pagodas are situated. In Ye Pote Kalay Village, Shwe Myin Tin Pagoda where Maha Punna Thera had his first meditation and in the east of the town, Thamuda Giri Emerald Pagoda, the second-meditation-place of the Monk.
Anywhere inside and outside of Minbu, including the cultural tourist attractions such as Shin Minbu Pagoda, Kyaung Lane Pagoda and Dat Taw Kone Pagoda can be reached by horse cart, motorbike and tuk-tuk vehicles (Three-wheel-motorbike).
It is reported that Minbu is keen to welcome tourists in the post-COVID-19 period. — Zeya Htet (Minbu)/GNLM

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