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Bagan makes UNESCO list, but challenges remain

MANDALAY—After years of effort, Bagan, the archaeological zone and major tourist attraction in central Myanmar, was finally inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List at the World Heritage Committee’s 43th session Saturday. Bagan, a major tourist attraction in central Myanmar, houses more than 3,000 pagodas and temples dating from the 9th to the 13th centuries. Despite […]

Transportation services in Mergui archipelago to begin with two Bell helicopters

Transportation services for islands located near Kawthoung will start with two Bell helicopters in the coming tourist season, according to LTR Pte Ltd, officially representing Bell Helicopters in Myanmar. “We are making area developments in islands located near Kawthoung with the approval from Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). It will take about 3 hours to visit […]

Myeik developer plans two island resorts

Myeik Archipelago, a group of more than 800 islands home to the Moken or “sea gypsies”, is increasingly attracting developers who see its potential for tourism. Compared with other destinations in Myanmar such as Bagan and Inle Lake, the islands in the Andaman Sea off the southern tip of the country are still underdeveloped, with […]