Shwedagon Pagoda Visitor Number Goes Up 14pc in Q1

The number of foreign tourists visiting Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda has reached 245,586 in the first half of 2014, up 30,000 from the same period last year, according to the pagoda’s Board of Trustees.

During the six-month period, visitors in January topped with 50,398, followed by February with 60,691 and March with 49,599.

Thai visitors accounted for the most.

The entrance fee for foreign visitors was $8, taking the total earning from the tourists to $1.96 million during the period.

Source: Myanmar BUSINESS TODAY

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