INTERNATIONAL tourists are visiting Myanmar through international gateways and cross-border points to observe Myanmar’s beautiful of landscapes, scenery, tourist attractions, traditions, and social lifestyles.
In addition to traditional tourist destinations, there is now culture-based tourism, by which tourists can observe the traditions and cultures of ethnic people. Traveller statistics reveal this is an increasingly popular draw.
Day-trip tourists visited Tarlot market, Bayintnaung Statue, Maha Myatmuni Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda, the National Landmark Gardens, Arrkhar Market, and the Chinese monastery, all of which are popular places in Tachileik.
Tourists who stayed overnight visited Buddha Footprint Pagoda, Maha Myatmuni Pagoda in Kyaing Tong, Soon Taung Pagoda, and other famous pagodas and attractions in Maing Phat.
From 1 April to 21 December, there were 703,419 day trip tourists who entered via the Tachileik border gate, 11,428 visitors of whom traveled to Maing Phat and Kyaing Tong. Tourist arrivals for those with a visa who traveled by air via Tachileik totalled 5,341.