Tourists can’t stay away from Mandalay

MANDALAY, one of largest cities in Myanmar, has seen increased numbers of international visitors over the past five months, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Between January and May this year, nearly 160,000 tourists entered the city, an increase of 22 per cent over the same period last year, said an official from […]

Tourist arrival up in Mandalay

From the beginning of 2016, tourist arrivals have been on the rise in Mandalay, according to the Department of Hotels and Tourism Development of Mandalay Region. Tourist arrivals have increased from October 2015 to March 2016.  Most tourists are American, French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Thai and Chinese.  The department expects 5 million tourists to come […]

Government allocates funds for U Bein Bridge repairs

The Union government has stumped up almost US$200,000 for urgent repairs to Mandalay’s U Bein Bridge, a popular tourist attraction that some have warned is in danger of collapse. The Mandalay Region government will use the K227 million ($199,500) in funding to undertake major repairs at the teak bridge, according to Minister for Finance U […]

Ancient village depicting life in Myanmar to come up in Amarapura

A MANDALAY-BASED company has announced that it plans to construct an ancient village depicting life from many centuries ago close to one of Myanmar’s most popular tourist sites. Taung Tha Man Thit Sar, a Mandalay-based company which was registered last year, said that it will construct the village on a 16.2ha site close to U […]

Pills, terrorism concern water festival police

Police are cracking down on sex, drugs and terrorism in advance of this year’s Thingyan festivities. Revellers planning on a bacchus may have to dampen their expectations as police plan to seize what they call “sex arousal” pills and will also be raiding guesthouses and hotels during the celebration. The authorities warn that unknown side […]

Mandalay Draws Local Investment as Tourism FDIs Surge

People walk over U Bein bridge in Mandalay, a major tourist attraction of the region. Mandalay region’s tourism industry received K669 billion ($660 million) from local investors last year, more than any other states or regions in Myanmar. Myanmar’s hotel and tourism sector has attracted a record $2.56 billion in foreign investment in 2014, according […]