Mon State sees tourism surge of over 1.25M visitors in 2023-24FY

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Visitors at the Setse Beach.

More than 1.25 million local and foreign visitors journeyed to tour destinations in Mon State during the 2023-24 financial year, as reported by U Zeya Tun, Director of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism for Mon State.
The breakdown reveals that over 1.2 million domestic travellers and over 50,000 foreign visitors explored the region. It marks a notable increase of over 50 per cent compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
U Zeya Tun highlighted the primary attractions drawing travellers to the state, including Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Kyaikto Township, Kyaikkhami Mid-water Pagoda in Thanbyuzayat, Setse Beach, Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Taungwine Mountain, Mawlamyine viewpoint in Mawlamyine, Zinkyaik Waterfall in Paung, and the Ywalut area in Chaungzon-Bilukyun for observing handicraft works.
Moreover, Mon State has developed 63 tour destinations catering to both local and foreign visitors. Additional sites such as Kyaukpachi Beach in Thanbyuzayat, sightseeing cruises along the Mawlamyine strand road, and hot springs in Chaungzon Township have been designated as tourist sites. — ASH/TMT

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