While they value the business, locals in the tourism industry say the govt opened the door to mass tourism from China without considering cultural, environmental impacts.
Upgrades to the Yangon-Pyay railroad—Myanmar’s oldest—will reduce total travel time from 8 to 4.5 hours, the transport ministry says.
The new statistics are welcome by Thai officials, who had worried recently over drops in foreign arrivals. MasterCard Inc. recorded 22.8 million visitors this past years.
The decision, which the consulate is not elaborating on, comes days after a British Consulate employee went missing while visiting Shenzhen, in mainland China.
Event aims to promote attractions and facilities that will encourage travelers visiting Myanmar to spend more time in the commercial capital.
Success of country’s pop culture, along with direct flights and increased visa issuance contribute to growth
In this last guide of the series, we travel from Indawgyi Lake where a wealth of wildlife can be found, to the legendary snow-capped mountains at the northern tip of Myanmar.
Though Myanmar’s eastern borders are synonymous with civil war and the opium trade, the areas open to travelers have a wealth of diverse ethnic subgroups and top trekking routes.
This destination guide covers Rakhine and Chin states among the hills of which the most unique cultural traditions and monumental temples of can be found.
For the third edition of our destination guides, we visit some of the country’s most famous, glorious and strange attractions in Naypyitaw and Mandalay and Sagaing regions.
From delta beaches, across Myanmar’s biggest metropolis to the misty Bago mountains, the second destination guide in this series covers Irrawaddy, Yangon and Bago regions.
In this first edition of The Irrawaddy’s destination guide series we visit the deep south, the seaside scenes of Myanmar’s lower leg of Tanintharyi Region, Mon and Karen states
Mogok is an emerging destination for travelers in Myanmar looking for a glimpse of the legendary ruby trade in a town complimented by impressive vistas and a chilly climate.
In Rankhu, a remote spot three hours’ drive from Loikaw, it’s almost possible to believe there’s ‘nothing to kill or die for’
Many in West say Jack Dorsey’s posts insensitive to plight of Rohingya; others praise him for viewing country on its own terms