Tourist arrivals at Ngwehsaung up 31% this year

Visitors enjoy the beautiful sandy beach of Ngwehsaung . Photo: Mu Mu (IPRD)
Visitors enjoy the beautiful sandy beach of Ngwehsaung . Photo: Mu Mu (IPRD)

The number of local and foreign tourists visiting the Ngwehsaung beach in Ayeyawady Region has risen by 31 per cent this year, according to the Ngwehsaung office of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
The number of travellers visiting Ngwehsaung has increased by 40,000 this year. From January to October, the number of tourists crossed 176,000. In comparison, the number of tourists totaled over 134,000 during the same period in 2018.
Ngwehsaung beach saw a 31-per cent increase in the number of tourists this year, said U Soe Win, the Assistant Director of the Ngwehsaung beach office.
Ngwehsaung is about a five-hour drive from the commercial hub of Yangon. So, visitors from Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa, and Mawlamyine stay there for one or two nights, while people from nearby areas make day trips to the beach. —Mu Mu (IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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