Tourism in Mandalay sees increase in arrivals in early peak season

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Tourists visit pagoda in Mandalay. Photo: Maung Pyi Thu

WITH the introducing of new Mandalay-Bangkok-Yangon and Mandalay-Hong Kong flights at Mandalay International Airport, the number of international visitors to the country has significantly increased in early peak season.
According to the directorate of hotels and tourism, Mandalay hosted 203,145 foreign travelers between January and August.
This time last year, a total of 194,520 tourists entered the region. The majority of visitors are from China, Thailand, India, Singapore and Viet Nam. Citizens of Japan, Austria, New Zealand, Britain and the US also visited the region through border points of entry. They trips to Bagan-Nyaung U, Buddhist archaeological site, Mandalay Cultural Zone, the Ava ancient city continue all year round.
A scenic hill town PyinOoLwin is one of attractions in Mandalay and it is always crowded with visitors at home and abroad.
The directorate of hotels and tourism estimates that tourists arrivals in Mandalay is likely to increase than that of previous year.—Maung Pyi Thu (Mandalay)

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