More than 28,000 tourists from ROK visit Myanmar

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Nay Pyi Taw, 26 June — The ASEAN-Korea Tourism Development Workshop 2015 took place in Seoul in the Republic of Korea from 15 to 19 June, with Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Tin Shwe of Myanmar in attendance.
Delegates from ASEAN countries submitted their tourist attractions while Myanmar also presented cultural works in Bagan, ancient religious edifices, scenic beauty of Mandalay royal palace, Taungthaman Bridge in Amarapura, Chaungtha, Ngwehsaung and Ngapali beaches in Ayeyawady Region and Rakhine State, agricultural works on floating islands and sales of vegetables and fruits in Inlay region.
The meeting was also attended by tour companies from Republic of Korea.
A total of 58,472 tourists from Republic of Korea visited Myanmar in 2014 and 28,088 by May 2015. Thanks to the meeting, it is expected to increase number of tourists from Myanmar in 2015.
Visitors from South Korea to ASEAN countries have been rising year by year, the vice chairman of Korea Tourism Organization said. MNA

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