Yangon Holiday 2016Holidays 2016 in Yangon
Make a journey on this holiday
Some plan to have Thingyan, a typical New Year celebration in Myanmar, by sprinkling each other with running waters, but some plan to take a long holiday to freshen up after a strenuous and busy year. She is one of those who are already arranging a journey and she has already agreed to take a long holiday abroad.
Last December she tried to organise a journey to North Vietnam, but the journey was fruitless for various reason. But she is committed to visiting Vietnam during this Thurgyan holiday. Vietnam, a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), has become a favourite tourist resort for the Burmese population.
As part of this program for exempting persons from visas, which came into force in 2013, persons from ASEAN member states who hold an ASEAN passport were issued a residence permit for a 14-day term. "The 29-year-old Ma Chan Mya said, "Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, one of the worlds heritage places in North Vietnam, is the most visited place in Myanmar today.
That' s why I have already chosen to go to Vietnam during this Chingyan holiday," she said. She was disappointed, however, that the Chinese authorities had suddenly declared that this year's Thurgyan holiday would be cut from the normal 10 day holiday to five-day. It has been said by the authorities that this announcement of 10 March was made so as not to disturb commerce and the economy of the state.
Anyone who had planned to go on excursions abroad or locally, as well as officials and workmen who wanted to go back to their home towns or towns, was most unhappier. However, on 17 March, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population once again announced that the employer and employee should be negotiating a 10-day holiday for this year's Thingyan, as many had already made long-shelters.
"So, I decided I would take a vacation, even if my firm doesn't allow more than 5 days," said Ma Chan Mya, who works for a regional press group. Historically, most would go on holiday all over the countryside, but there are more and more travellers going to the seas.
From August 2015 to the end of April 2016, more than 6.4 million people visited Myanmar. The number of international travellers to Myanmar is significantly higher. There is no need to get disappointed because you were sprayed with the Thingyan," says Ma Chan Mya.
Said that those who did not like being watered during the Thinkyan could go abroad to gather many new experience and learn. So I don't want to spend my Thurgyan vacation at home. I' d like to take this chance and travel," she said.
In addition to Vietnam Airline, which offers non-stop services from Yangon to Ho Chi Minh and from Yangon to Hanoi, there are other low-cost carriers such as Viet Jet and Emirates Airline, which increases the number of passengers between the two states. "The Vietnam tour this year is going very well.
You couldn't come to Vietnam before if you didn't have paid more than $700. However, now you only need US$300, which is very sensible, so that many of our visitors are satisfied," says Daw Cherry Win, CEO of Myat Cherry Travel and Tours Company. A long time ago, during the rainy season, travel abroad was a rare occurrence, but with cheap airline travel and visa, many are keen to go abroad," she said.
that all Vietnam trip packs for this Thurgyan holiday are booked out. During the 2016 Thurgyan holiday, she said that many Myanmar residents went to Singapore and Hong Kong, while this year they preferred to go to Vietnam. We also have many travelers to places like South Korea, Europe, Australia and Bhutan.
"We' re going to Laos next year. Though Laos is a less-developed nation, it is bordering other parts of the Mekong area, namely Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and the agriculture industry there is amazing. "There is something we can teach about farming practices that Myanmar does not have, and these are other affordable local routes to enjoy," said Daw Cherry Win.