New Community-based Tourism destination Galmoe Pond created in Kyaukpadaung Tsp

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Galmoe Pond — one of the DOHT-explored ecotourism destinations in Kyaukpadaung Township.  Photo : Ko Htein, KPD

The Galmoe Pond has become a community-based tourism destination with the potential natural and cultural resources of the local community.
The Galmoe Pond is located between Legwa and Latpantai villages, two miles and three furlongs north from the Kyatmauktaung Dam, which is seven miles away from the Kyaukpadaung-Meiktila Road in Kyaukpadaung Township, NyaungU District, Mandalay Region.
After Deputy Director U Win Aung of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism (Bagan Branch) and officials concerned conducted many observations about the potential Galmoe Pond, the Community-Based Tourism destination is created. The undamaged ecosystem in the south of Mount Popa and the natural and cultural features of the site will attract local travellers and tourists. It will create job opportunities for the residents and promote natural resources conservation as well, U Myo Min Aung, the assistant director (Bagan Branch) explained.
The 90-year preserved body of the monk U Canda can be seen. The visitors can go on an adventure tour to the rocky ravine with Galmoe, Latngachaung, Gaetalonso, Sakawwine and Byawbyawkya ponds. The travellers can pay homage to the pagodas in Legwa and Latpantai.
To enhance the livelihoods of the local community, new CBT and ecotourism destinations are being explored in Kyaukpadaung Township for the post-COVID period, the DOHT stated. – Ko Htein, KPD/ GNLM

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