Tourists visit Myanmar via Tachilek check point

Tourists are seen near the Tachilek border gate. Photo: Supplied
Tourists are seen near the Tachilek border gate. Photo: Supplied

International tourists are continuously entering and exiting Myanmar through international gateways and cross- border gateways, in order to visit Myanmar’s natural landscapes, scenery, tourist attractions, and observe various traditions, customs and lifestyles of local residents.
Of note, there is now a culture-based tourism in which tourists can observe the traditions and cultures of ethnic people.
There were 15,279 visitors, including those from Thailand and third country visitors, who entered through the Tachilek border gate on day-return trips from 18 May to 24 May 2018. There were also 105 tourists who visited Mongphyat and Kengtung, and 113 tourists who visited with visas from 18 May to 24 May 2018.
Tourists who travelled on day-return trips visited Tarlot market, Bayintnaung Statue, Maha Myatmuni Pagoda, Wan Kaung market, Koe Myo Shin Nat Nam, Shwedagon Pagoda, the national landmark garden, the Chinese monastery and Kyauktan market, which are famous locations in Tachilek.
Tourists who stayed overnight went to well-known pagodas, such as the Buddha Footprint Pagoda and Maha Myatmuni Pagoda at Mongphyat town and Kengtung town.
From 1 April to 24 May 2018, there were 119,716 day trip tourists who entered via the Tachilek border gate, 1,514 visitors who traveled to Mongphyat and Kengtung. Tourist arrivals for those with a visa who traveled by air through Tachilek totalled 1,153.—GNLM

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