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Burma Tourism Marketing is pleased to announce the opening of new tourism locations in Myanmar.
The " Secretariat House ", probably the largest south-east Asian country house, has been open to the general public since the beginning of December and offers four daily visits to this historic edifice. "You can see historic places like Myanmar's very first ever Parlament, the flagstaff where Myanmar's banner was first hoisted on Independence Sunday (1948), and the Martyrs' Room where General Aung San and other martyrs were murdered," says U Kan Win Oung of Asia Tourism Myanmar, who organizes the tour for tour operators and individuals.
At the moment we are open Monday to Friday (9:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30) and Saturdays only at 9:30". The latest tourist site, added to Myanmar's must see places, extends over an area of 6.5 ha right in the center of Yangon.
Earlier adaptors that visited Myanmar in early 2000 may recall that it was a severely watched site that could not be reached or photographed. The Yangon Heritage Trust chair, Dr. Thant Myint-U, said in an earlier Myanmar Times report about the building: "It is a place of enormous historic importance and a place of great natural connection to Myanmar's historic colonies and to the histories of anti-colonialism and early post-independence governmen.
Myanmar Department of Tourism & Hotels has also indicated that it is once again possible to request permission to cross from Inle Lake to Keng Tung on Hwy No. 4, which is considered one of the most beautiful journeys in Myanmar and opens up opportunities for cross-country journeys to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China.
It offers breathtaking natural beauty and ancient tribal traditions that few foreigners have encountered. Bago Yoma Eco Resort has been opened by the woods of Bago Yoma, home to many Myanmar elephant at risk of being depleted for their own people.
Arakan Nature Rakhine has opened an eco-lodge in the state of Southern Rakhine right on the unspoilt beaches of the Zikhone town. This makes it an ideal location to see this part of Southern Rakhine as a new area. This new tourism facility is opening at a point in the year when the number of visitors to Yangon International airport (from January to November 2017) has increased by 7 per cent year-on-year.
Figures published by the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism on 11 December show that the number of visitors - especially from Asia - has risen by a double-digit rate from Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. Tourism from Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand shows a small decline of 8-9 per cent in the number of visitors arriving at Yangon International Airport.
Ignoring Myanmar is "a great blow to the lives of the thousand who work in Myanmar's tourist industry and have nothing to do with the subject in northern Rakhine State," as May Myat Mon Win, Myanmar Tourist Marketing Chairperson, said early this year. Other current and forthcoming Myanmar venues are the Pan Pacific Hotel, which opened its gates a few months ago, and the forthcoming Hilton Mandalay and Pullman Yangon, which are scheduled to open in the first three months of 2018.
Through Myanmar Tourist MarketingMyanmar Tourist Marketing (MTM) seeks to support Myanmar as a tourist and tourist destinations that can be used year-round. As part of the Myanmar Tourist Federation, it is mainly financed by important members of the Myanmar tourist community. MTM is pleased to support the public and medias to publicize more about Myanmar's tourist activities.
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