May 15, 2015

More and more visitors are attracted to Mandalay

MANDALAY: According to Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Mandalay will welcome 500,000 visits in this year.

Statistics published by the Mandalay Region Immigration and National Registration Department showed an increase of 60,385 international tourists visited the city in 2014 (464,577 foreign visitors) compared to the previous year.

As reported by Global New Light Myanmar media, the majority of visitors came from China, South Korea and Japan.

Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Most of the historical works consist of the palaces were damaged but visitors are still able to discover the replicas of palaces.

The top visitor destinations in Mandalay are the Maha Muni Buddha Image, Yankin Hill, Mandalay Hill, Taungthaman Lake, Myanan Sankyaw Golden Palace, the ancient Inwa city, Taungthaman Bridge and Kuthodaw Pagoda.

SilkAir, Bangkok Airways, THAI Smile, AirAsia, Golden Myanmar, China Eastern Airlines and Myanmar Airways International are currently operating flights between Mandalay and Bangkok, Singapore, Kunming (China) and Gaya (India).


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