Over 1.1 mln tourists enter Myanmar via Tachilek this year


More than 1.1 million tourists, including overnighters and day trippers, entered Myanmar through the Tachilek border gate between 1 January and 28 November this year, according to official statistics from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Tourists entered Myanmar daily through the gate.
Most of the tourists who visited Myanmar via the border gate were citizens of Thailand and third country citizens. Myanmar granted visa-free entry to travelers from China, Japan, and South Korea.
Between 1 January and 28 November, a total of 1,163,570 tourists visited Myanmar through Tachilek. The figure includes 1,080,846 Thai citizens, 15,940 third country citizens, 345 Thai tourists and five third country citizens who made a day trip to the Lam Taung pagoda, 11,227 tourists who travelled to Mongphyat and Kengtun, and 55,207 travelers who were granted a visa-free entry.
The tourists are continuously entering Myanmar through the international gateways and border gates, with travelers coming to the country to observe its natural landscapes, scenery, and tourist attractions, and ethnic people. Besides, there is now a culture-based tourism through which tourists can observe the traditions and cultures of the ethnic people.
From January to September, the number of tourists visiting Myanmar through the international airport, ports, and border gates increased by over 600,000 compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
Tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 3,144,270 between January and September, an increase of 621,286 from the same period of 2018. Last year, Myanmar received 2,522,984 tourists.—Aye Maung (Translated by Hay Mar)

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