Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn makes inspection tour to Myeik

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Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Maung Maung Ohn made an inspection tour for the hotels and tourism sector development in Myeik District, Taninthayi Region on 12 May.
During the tour, the Union Minister observed the services of the Pearl Thandar Hotel and said the importance of following the COVID-19 rules and regulations in operating the hotel.
He visited the natural birdhouse in Myeik, and officials explained birds’ production and commercial sale. The bird sanctuary, which has been in existence for more than 50 years, is the only home in Myeik District that has been home to several glossy swiftlets. Many houses produce bird nests using the recorded chirping of birds, making it a popular tourist destination for local and foreign tourists visiting Myeik.
The Union Minister also visited the colonial building lived by Mr Maurice Collis, a famous Irish writer during his service in Myeik for four years from 1931 to 1934. He paid homage to the Atulayanthi Shwe Tha Lyaung reclining Buddha image situated on the other bank of Myeik. The image is the 7th largest of the reclining Buddha statues. It is a famous pilgrimage that attracts tourists as the sea view from terrace, and the beach beauty of Myeik town can be enjoyed.
Afterwards, the Union Minister visited the fry shrimp farm, fish and shrimp cold storage, dockyard, shrimp farm and soft crab farm where most Thai tourists usually pay a visit.
Myeik town is an exciting tourist destination where local and international tourists are interested in visiting the sea and beautiful islands where pearl farming, edible birds nest and seafood farming as well as colonial-era buildings.—MNA

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