The Tachilek border gate registered 26,322 tourist arrivals between 20 and 26 September, according to official data. Tourists entered Myanmar through the gate for day trips and overnight stays.
Tachilek has well-known destinations for day visits, such as the Tarlat market, Bayintnaung statue, Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, Wankaung market, Koemyoshin spirit house, replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Padaung village, Myanmar monasteries, and Chinese temples. The Lantaung day trips include the Mailing monastery, ancient pagodas, temples, and ethnic villages.
Overnight travellers visited famous pagodas, temples, monasteries, markets, villages, and other destinations in Mongphyat and Kengtung townships, such as the Maha Myat Muni pagoda, Wat Inn monastery, Yat Taw Mu, and Koehtet waterfall in Kentung. Afterwards, they travelled on to Heho-Yangon-Mandalay-Lashio on domestic flights.
A total of 870,576 tourists entered Myanmar through the border gates, and 46,500 tourists entered the country on free visas, according to data recorded between 1 January and 26 September.
A large number of foreign travellers are visiting Myanmar through the international entrances and border checkpoints to enjoy its natural scenery, visit tourist destinations, and explore the lifestyles of the ethic people. —MOHT
(Translated by La Wonn)